I recently bought a pair of Bowers and Wilkins CM5 bookshelf speakers. Being new to the audiophile community, I've been trying to find a good amp to pair with it. Here are some of my requirements:
2.1 channel (I need a subwoofer for this system as well)
good quality built in DAC (as well as optical input)
minimum 80 watts per channel (more if possible)
My price range is $500-$700 for the amp and $300-$500 for the subwoofer.
The room that they will be listened to in is about 12ft x 14ft with 10 foot ceilings and wood floors.
Also, my listening is a mix of alternative rock, progressive house, electro, and classical. Really, for the subwoofer, I'm looking for something that does have some kick to it but is still very tight and clean.
So I guess my question is what 2.1 channel amplifiers in my price range work well with CM5's?