Originally Posted by doublewing11
A complete Klipsch Ultra II set up with 2 subs can be had for less than $7000.
Yes, the dealer cost on the Klipsch THX Ultra2 system is about 60% off MSRP. So a nice dealer should be able to help out.
FR +/-1dB from 100Hz-10kHz on-axis, smooth off-axis, high efficiency output (THX Ultra2 certified), confirmed and approved by HTM and Audioholics. Should be one kick-a$$ sound system.
But I would get four THX subs, instead of two. The more, the merrier.
Of course, Funk subs would outperform the Klipsch THX subs...
Since the Klipsch THX Ultra2 speakers are quite sensitive (93-97 dB/2.83V/m), I don't think the OP really needs more than a Denon X4000 AVR.
But, if he still wants an amp, I think a $1300 (MSRP $2400) ATI AT1805 amp would be great.
ATI amps are stable down to 2 ohms (The Audio Critic/ AT6012 amp).
A 120WPC ATI can output 150 WPC into 8 ohms x 5 Ch driven. A 200WPC ATI can output 300WPC into 8 ohms x 5Ch driven, so a 180WPC can probably output 250WPC into 8 ohms x 5 Ch, which is more than enough for a high efficiency speaker.
But, again, I think even a Denon X4000 (stable to 4 ohms), which can output 103WPC into 8 ohms x 5 Ch driven will do fine,