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I am trying to decide whether there is a significant difference between the Pioneer amps and using a discrete amp like MPS-1.
I have some B&W CDM Monitors that seem to play best when listened to at -10db from reference level. Movies always sound good, but I like to listen to music - both multi-channel and 2-channel stereo. When I push the B&W, they seem to distort and I am wondering if it is really the amp and not the speakers. I am using a Def Tech sub, so it is not the low frequencies.
THese speakers have a sweet mid-range and I prefer them to the "in-your-face" tweeter that the Nautilus family has.
I wonder if a better amp with a little more juice will pay off. I can probably get a new amp past the other half, but no way can I get new speakers. Besides, I would get Dynaudio and that would be too much to justify - though the wife just bought a horse...hmmmm???...
What is the real difference between the 1014 and the MPS-1? It should be significant, I would think.