Originally Posted by batpig
So Kpt Krunch and other Veritas owners, time for you to jump in and welcome our new friend
LOL - yes it is. Congrats midlifer, some very very nice speakers you got yourself there!!!!
I'm running mine right now with an h/k PA2000 amp (100 watts / channel but has been measured as high as 180 watts) and it sounds really nice. I also use them from time to time with my 60 watt / channel tube amp. The Veritas really lets the sweet tube sound through
They do like power as they are not as sensitive as some of the other Energy speakers. However, that being said, it doesn't matter what speaker brand you put here, if it's a good speaker, it will always sound better with more
power. The trick is how it sounds when it doesn't get a lot of power, and the Veritas sounds great no matter what you feed it.
So, keep that in mind, I don't think you'll need to "bi-amp" this speaker to make it sing. You'll get a little more power to it but if you need that second zone for another application (sounds like you do) you'd get far more benefit from that then would from using the second zone to "bi-amp" the Veritas.
Taken from the Veritas Manual - this is their recommendation for "Bi-Amping " btw:"This connection system involves the use of two separate
amplifiers to power one set of speakers. The idea is to
have one stereo amplifier connected to one speaker, and
another identical amplifier powering the second speaker.
This is often referred to as Vertical Bi-amplification. It is
the only method ENERGY® recommends."
Don't forget, the 86 decibel rating is 86 decibel using ONE watt of power, it would be two watts at 89db's, 4 for 92db's, 8 for 95, 16 for 98, ... 64 watts for 104 db's and 128 watts for 107 db's.
Somehow midifier, I don't think you'll be listening to them in the 100db range (though I could be wrong
). I'm sure your Denon will be able to power your Veritas just fine using just the dedicated channels