I just purchased some new HT gear and was wondering how well my AVR is going to deal with the speakers I chose. I have a Marantz SR7007 running B&W CM9s in the front, a B&W CMC2 in the center, and temporarily Klipsch Synergy SF2s in the rear (these will be replaced with CM8s or CM5s in the future). I keep reading about how the CMs are power hungry and are hard to push at higher volumes due to the low impedance. Do I need to be looking at an external amp? If so, would most agree that an Emotiva XPA-5 fits the bill? This setup will be 50/50 movie/tv watching vs music listening. Thanks for any info that can be provided.
Elite PRO70X5FD, Fat PS3 for BluRay/DVD/CD, Marantz AV7701, McIntosh MC452, McIntosh MC8207, Paradigm Studio 100 v.5 fronts, Paradigm CC-690 v.5 center, Paradigm Studio 60 v.5 rears, Martin Logan Descent i Sub, Furman Elite 20 PFI Line Conditioner