ATI or W4S
Current Cinepro 375w/ch x 6 may be dying, considering W4S MC 500x3 250x2, vs ATI (A/B amp) 300x5.
Speakers are 8ohm, 91.5 sensitivity tower speakers for front l/r and side surrounds. Using a Denon 4520 as a pre/pro, and some of the internal amps for the remainder of a 11.x array. Room is 19x14x8. Movies only, no music, genres are action/scifi/fantasy/horror.
I know the ATI is a magnitude higher in price, $4800, vs $3600 for the W4S. So basically, I'm asking if the genre of movie only watching I do, in my size room and speakers would benefit more from a well respected A/B 300w/ch amp or a D amp of higher amps, listening levels are near reference only. My limited knowledge suggests the higher powered amp would provide more ' headroom' for the high energy sounds in such movies vs a lowered power amp regardless of topology, if that is even relevant at these higher power ratings for both. Any opinions welcome.