YOu guys have great group/thread going on here!
I cant believe I read the whole thread!
Well almost, I skipped over a few pages from last winter...
I have a chance to bring home a pair of Focus 220's today for home demo. these are the ones I decided may
be best for my needs and just so happens to be what my dealer has!
Its music first around here. We listen to all types of music from Bluegrass to electronica with almost all genres in between... So alot of regular redbook and recently some DVD-A & SACD with the upgraded gear.
If I like these, (witch I am assuming I will since I want a laid back non fatiguing sound with a large sound stage), I will get the center and later a pair of the 140's for rear surrounds (after I bit the bullet and sell some field recording gear)...
So here are my questions. Since so much (more that other speaker brands) attention is payed to powering Dynaudio's, is my gear sufficient???
I now have the Cary Audio Cinima 11 pre pro, NAD M55 universal player with two 4ch. Citation (H/K) 7.1 THX amps. They are rathed as being 4 x 130w @ 8ohms, 4 x 210w @ 4 ohms. And can be bridged to a two or three channel amp as well. In 2 ch. mode it is a whopping 2 x 400w @ 8 ohms bridged... Dont know what that would be in 4 ohms. Does not say. Im sure its a TON of watts!
But, since I now have rewired for 7.1 all channels but one are taken with nothing bridged... Will this be suficiant???
It is not in my buget right now to switch to better amps but I guess I could drive the fronts bridged, center bridged and have two unbridged and get a small 2 ch. amp fpr the side surrounds If I must at some point
I am really excited I get to hear the 220's (broken in) in a few hours.