Originally Posted by Patrick1229
What do you people think about coupling a emotiva xpa 3 to compliment my Sr5005?
Mine had problems, 2 in month but it has been really solid since the last repair.
I got a 5.1 system using bic America dv64's as mains, a bic dv62clrs as a center and Polk rm6751's as surrounds. Would the amp increase the.sq? Am thinking of getting some aperion verus grand fronts.
Are you running out of power? At loud levels does it sound "harsh", ie, worse than lower levels (compression, like there is less difference between subtle elements in music, then a little higher clipping, then a little higher and you hit protection mode and find it turning itself off, if you go really far).
If you are not noticing any problems with volumes that you like, you probably don't need an amp. You'll get more mileage out of room treatments and speaker upgrades.
Of course, my wife says I don't need all that horsepower in my car, but it's still fun to use sometimes!