Originally Posted by losservatore
So now I ask for a recommended amp for the Revel f206? I'm driving the speakers with a Marantz sr7005, do I need more power ?
My friend has the F206s which were originally driven by a pair of M2200 class a/c/g mono blocks.
He listens loud and drives them full range using the Grotto-I controls.
The m2200s could became harsh sounding when listening to some content at -25.
He replaced it the M2200s with a Parasound a21 and there is no problem listening to -25 and above, other than the volume is loud.
On paper, these amps are not very different in power into 8 and 4 ohms: 200/300 for the M2200 and 250/400 for the A21.
Listening to -55, the M2200 sounds just fine.
I suspect this had a lot to do with their design which transitions into G mode above 70 watts of a/b.
I do not believe that an answer based solely on watts can be incomplete.
Theses speakers were engineered not to compress sound, it is best to have sufficient amplification to permit them to be driven at your preferred listening levels without clipping
As you have said before, 200/300 from a well built amp seems to be the sweet spot.
The A21 seems at ease driving these speakers to their maximum performance.
However, I'd bet the ATI 150 should be fine.