If your speakers are a bit bright, I'd stay away from Emotiva. I have the XPA-3 running some Paradigm Signature S6, and the S6 is a bit forward or bright. It was a bad combination, after much research I ended up with a Parasound A21 and can hear the difference. More texture/detail and somewhat warmer when compared to the Emo amp. Not sure if all Emo amps are the same, you could always buy and try for 30 days, but the Parasound Halo gear is better sounding with brighter speakers.