Originally Posted by rydenfan
Plinius Odeon all the way. Killer amp with plenty of dynamics yet extremely natural through the midrange.
Plinius. Great amp from what I've read. You own the brand so you would be a good resource on the company. I've never owned their Oden, but it always was a quest of mine to do so. Never arrived there though. Does Plinius make a 7 channel? I looked at the back of the case and it looks like they have accommodations for 6 channels? However, I read this is in the documentation:
Of course nothing stands still and during the gestation period of the Odeon further requirements of Multichannel amplifiers became apparent. In order to future proof the Odeon we have designed a Dual Channel Amplifier Module which can be fitted at the time of purchase or easily added later as the system evolves. The Dual Channel Module has a power rating of 2 x 100Watts and allows expansion right up to twelve channels if necessary. Therefore any combination of 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 etc is available and can be field fitted.
I understand you have a budget, but if you can stretch it and want a real power house multi channel, the Sim MC-8 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier would be a worthy contender. This one does 500 at 4 ohms, which is what your Dyn's are.http://www.simaudio.com/moonmc8.htm
The Plinius, Sim, BAT and McIntosh are supposed to be at the top of their game in the multichannel realm for SS. The Plinius, Sim and McIntosh should work well with your Dyns as they get favorable reviews in the Dynaudio thread. It really depends on what sound you prefer. I don't know anyone who uses BAT with their Dynaudio's.