Originally Posted by AC2011
My front soundstage is Boston Acoustics CS226 mains and CS225C center. Mains rated for up to 250W, center for 175W.
Don't listen at reference levels, but fair sized room (about 3,100 cubic feet). Everything sounds okay, but running 7.1 off a Yamaha RX-A800 (rated 95WPC), so thinking taking some of the load off the Yammie might make it all sound better, plus extend the life of the AVR.
Plus, I do love new gear
To be honest, I think you should save up to get better speakers if you want a real improvement in sound quality. Additional amplification only results in better sound if your current listening levels are clipping your current amp. And since you don't listen at reference levels then I think it would be best to just save your money for now. I realize you may just want to upgrade something but it's not wise to put much more money into your electronics than your speakers.
All that said, if you still want an additional amp then look at the outlaw 2200
or emotiva xpa3
. If you don't mind giving pro amps a try, give the crown xls1000
or qsc gx3
a look. If you don't mind used gear, then check out audiogon or videogon. Plenty of decent stuff there. Best of luck.