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Dennis do you think 50-55 wpc stereo amp would be enough for your AAM?
When I asked Dennis he indicated that 30 watts at 6 ohms should be enough to power the AAMs. Just make sure your equipment specs that at 20-20 kHz with less than 1% distortion.
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When I asked Dennis he indicated that 30 watts at 6 ohms should be enough to power the AAMs. Just make sure your equipment specs that at 20-20 kHz with less than 1% distortion.
It all depends on the room and how loud you will play them. I know they work in an office setting running an ancient Rat Shack 20-watt mini amp. For really loud playback in a large carpeted room, I would want at least 80 clean watts. Of course, a watt isn't always a watt. For example, NAD specs are always conservative in terms of what the amp can really deliver. Anyhow, if you're not planning on annoying the neighbors and your room isn't huge, I think you can get by with the 50 watt receiver.
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How are you liking the center channel? I own the bs22s and looking to upgrade the center just for now. Just not sure whether to go this route or different line of speakers.
He says "amazing sound" so I'd bet he likes them.
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Just a small amp synergy report with my New Philharmonitors:

Firstwatt F7 DIY - 20 Watts class A - able to reach normal listening levels but poor dynamics, runs out of steam, bass didn't sound right. sweet treble and mids but poor pairing

Digital Amplifier Company Inline Maraschino Monoblocks with 48V power supplies: good pairing, no issues, sounds like a good class ab amp to me.

Hopefully I am done auditioning amps for a while. Right now the Maraschinos are perfect for me and my space constrained bedroom setup. I still love my odyssey kismet monoblocks, they are saved for when I redo my living room and get tower speakers the size of Exitar the celestial. (marvel comics reference)


Gear list: Main setup - Kef Q900, Svs sb12-nsd subwoofer, onkyo 609 receiver, epson 8350 projector, elitescreens sable 92" screen, mac mini htpc
Bedroom setup: Philharmonic Audio New Philharmonitors, Odyssey Kismet Monoblocks, Soekris Dac, Hattor active preamp
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