Originally Posted by bambam
Anyone running the matching Integra amp - DTA-70.1 - with their 80.2? I just got the combo and I'm in the process of putting them through their paces. So far, so good.
I also have an Earthquake Cinenova 3-channel amp that I may put back in the system for L/C/R and use the DTA-70.1 for surrounds. Still need more demo time with the 70.1, however, before I make that decision.
I have the 70.1/80.2 combo powering 5.1 plus heights. I have two amps from the 70.1 powering each of my fronts, so I'm using all 9 amps in the 70.1. (having said that I only use the heights occasionally, so often running 5.1)
My room is 6m x 5m with double doors at the back that I usually leave open.
I have DIY acoustic paneling on all my walls at first reflections and above my TV.
I couldn't be happier with the pre/amp combo. More than enough clean power to listen at reference and still get great dynamics. Never once have I seen the need for more power (no clipping, strain, etc) I rarely listen that loud, but with this system I can listen much louder than with my old receiver without fatigue.
Plus the 70.1 is beautiful to look at.
Any questions feel free to ask.