I just wanted to post an update and thank everyone for your help educating me on some of the basics of audio equipment. Last week I purchased a pair of Focus 160's on an impulse and came here asking for help on how to power them.
Despite my original budget of $2,000.... I just purchased a Naim 152 pre-amp and Naim 155 power amp. I also purchased a Chord DAC (I can't remember the model but it has an option for Bluetooth and USB).
This was a step up from the Hegel 80 I discussed with my audio dealer. I still can't understand the whole "watts per channel" thing since the Naim is only rated for 60 watts but apparently this is a much more robust system?
What do you guys think? Does anyone have experience with a similar set up?