Originally Posted by Terry.O
...I went back in to buy Mozarts and walked out with the baby Beethoven's and the Meastro Grand centre, at present they are powered by a Yamaha 3060 AV, ...
That has not stopped my looking for a dedicated 2 way amp for music ...
I had planned to upgrade my Haydns to BBSE but my wife says too big ;-(.
Are you looking for an integrated amp or a dedicated power amp? It looks like your Yamaha has pre-outs so I think a power amp is all you need.
I have powered my Haydns with Parasound, Belles, Krell and Odyssey Audios.
The Krells can power anything but take a little musicality off my Haydns in exchange for amazing transient detail.
The Parasound sounds good but a little cool. I don't think they give the VAs the lower frequency energy they need/want.
The Belles sound like nothing else, very liquid in a way. I liked the sound but had other issues with it.
Currently using a pair of Odyssey Stratos mono blocks that I got for a bargain via eBay. I am really enjoying my Haydns with the Odyssey Audio amps. They sound "fast", detailed, musical and no matter how softly I play I can still hear so much detail with them powering the Haydns. The soundstage has never been better.
In your situation, needing a power amp only, I'd look at a Parasound A31 because Parasound is a top-notch company with very good products and excellent service. Or I'd go for an Odyssey Audio HT3 amp because they sound fantastic and are a bargain and the proprietor believes in the personal touch.
Both would power your LCR easily and you could leave the Yamaha to power the rest of your system and control all of it.
If your looking for an integrated amp then the only thing that comes to mind is the Parasound HINT.
If you go back through this thread you'll see lots of amps being used. As long as the amp is rated into 4Ohms you should be good.