Solving amp needs. Good solution?
Hello all, on one of my new KEF Q700 the uni-Q speaker developed a slight popping sound at higher volumes. KEF is mailing a new one, when I inquired on what may of caused the problem (because I was confused in that I'm not even close to over powering them at 90 watts per channel) the KEF rep said that more problems occur when the speaker is underpowered & is less likely to have damage when you power a little over the recommended ratings.
Researched what feels like every pre, integrated, & power amplifier made & the amount of watts & number of channels was the issue I kept running into was majority being 2 channel when I'm wanting at least 5. The cost of amps that meet those needs & quality I'm looking for seem to start at 1,500.
Noticed a plunge of low prices (AVR that I saw priced at 600-900 2 months ago now at 200-300 on quality Onkyo, Denon, Marantz, etc AVR which seems to be partially due to companies getting new lines out that have Atmos (I did in getting the Onkyo TX-NR636) Instead of another amp would you advise against an additional AVR? I would have all the power, channels needed, & would also be able to add Auddessy Multi EQ X32.
I'd have 90 watts x 7 which would power them just over recommend ratings as he suggested I do.
Would this be a good solution?
Appreciate any advice. Have spent alot of time researching this