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I agree those speakers should do well. What Marantz model AVR is that? Am i right in assuming you are running a 2 channel system only?
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6006. Yes, 2.0 at the moment.
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I have to ask if you guys are using audyssey? Seems that audyssey would eliminate some of the benefits of a better class of amplifier by trimming those highs off, etc.
Of the auto EQs I've had, I do not like them for music. And most of the time not even for movies. I also do not use Dolby volume...just total compression.
That's why I like my P7, pure analog. And if I do listen to music thru the AVR for L7 or dts neo 6, its set to EQ-off, tone controls-off, mains-full range.

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I have to ask if you guys are using audyssey? Seems that audyssey would eliminate some of the benefits of a better class of amplifier by trimming those highs off, etc.

I had an Integra AVR with Audyssey and just like everyone else is saying, I would turn it off when listening to music. My current setup is an Anthem MRX510 with a Parasound A51. From what I've experienced, room correction does have an effect on the sound of the amp, but it doesn't take away any of the good characteristics of the A51. In my opinion ARC is a way better room correction than Audyssey and I found the sound is better with it left on. I really can't say enough good things about my current setup with Anthem and Parasound.
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For those using the A31 / A51, how does it sound? I may also consider the A52, but it seems to be out of production..
I like the Marantz sound - fluid, smooth and warm, but they don't make power amps > 200W per channel and they use fans...
I like the Parasound build quality and they look like they will last for years... but I wonder what kind of sonic signature do they have?
I am using these two amps in my setup. They sound fantastic. My front stage consists of three PSB Stratus Gold speakers (L/C/R) and the A-31 drives these power hungry monsters just fine. The four surrounds are PSB Stratus Minis and the A-51 does a great job with these as well. I probably could have "settled" for an A-52 which was still in production at the time that I purchased the A-51 but I wanted everything to match as best as possible.

My theater room is large (5700 cu/ft) and these two amps have no problem filling the room with sound without sounding at all strained.

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I am not an owner yet, but I may be soon....

i am also curious if those of you using a solid amp like this are all using pres or are any of you running the parasound to supplement something like a high end receiver. I am looking to add a power amp to my 5.2 setup which I currently run on a sr7009 (all B&W CM - CM10, CMC2, CM5) and dual SVS SB2000s). I have no complaints about the sr7009 but I do find Audyssey to be a fickle beast and when you add to that trying to work in a solid crossover to my subs from the CM10s - I am left thinking that something like a A21 could really make my CM10s sing. Especially since I am 90 percent music much of which is in stereo. I am dabbling in multichannel though - just picked up Immersion Box Set of Dark Side of the Moon which is quite nice.

but I am using Audyssey on and off and because i dont always have the same resolution or type of source as my input I find it to be a bit of a PITA.

BTW - those who have a A21 or a JC-1 did you buy those internet direct or from a local dealer? Not a lot of dealers in my area have that kind of equipment around and keep trying to push me towards a rotel cause of my B&Ws but I dont want to buy an amp just because they are sister companies....
I bought a 9? year old JC-1 for a song, I really should get them repaired but they sound so good so I've been holding off...
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I am using these two amps in my setup. They sound fantastic. My front stage consists of three PSB Stratus Gold speakers (L/C/R) and the A-31 drives these power hungry monsters just fine. The four surrounds are PSB Stratus Minis and the A-51 does a great job with these as well. I probably could have "settled" for an A-52 which was still in production at the time that I purchased the A-51 but I wanted everything to match as best as possible.

My theater room is large (5700 cu/ft) and these two amps have no problem filling the room with sound without sounding at all strained.
Which actual speakers are those, the towers?
I was just looking at the C6i center, interesting with two dome tweeters.

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