I'm sure this has been discussed here countless times, but I've been fruitless in searching the thread to find it so here it goes. I'm running Triton one towers and three Definitive Technology Mythos 10 speakers (in the process of switching over to GE) in a 5.1 configuration. I am using a Denon X4000 as my receiver to power this configuration. The Denon X4000 is rated at 125W per channel with 2cd. I'm guessing my real world power is much lower when I'm running 5cd through the receiver (50-70W maybe?).
My question is, in light of swapping out my DT center and surrounds for GE (XXL and SS30's), will upgrading my electronics to include an Emotiva XPA-7 (driven by my X4000 preouts) provide me with better sound quality? I'm not concerned about louder volumes, just better clarity and dynamics at low to mid volume levels. I do not feel my T1's are imaging as well as they should be, sounds are flat. I understand there's a raging debate and rift here on AVS regarding whether or not increasing amplifier power will increase a speaker's dynamics and sound quality. I'm not just looking at upgrading my "power" with this upgrade but the overall quality of my electronics as the X4000 is an "entry" level receiver that I'm pairing with audiophile grade T1 speakers.
I'm not able to employ room treatments in my living room where this equipment is located so I'm looking at my electronics which I consider to be the weakest link in the chain right now.
I'm looking for opinions from members that have replaced their all in one AVRs with Emotiva separates (or comparables) powering their GE speakers. Will I need to replace the X4000 entirely, would it be a bad choice to pair with an Emotiva amp as a pre/pro?
Sandy, do you have any thoughts on the impact component choices have on how your wonderful speakers perform?
Thanks for the insight.