I am currently in the process of setting up a system in the main room in the house. So far I have two KEF Blades, two Parasound Halo JC3's and a Bryston SP3 processor. Now I would like to complete the set up with 5.1 if possible. I have two B&W dipole rears and a Kef 600 R series center. Now I went to a local AV store to set up the install and one person there recommended I purchase the Parasound A31 to run the rears and center. This amp runs around 3k and it seems excessive to me to spend that kind of money on something to run two small rears and a center. Speakers which do not seem that important to me. I will be using the set up for 75% stereo music 25% movies and concerts. Room is large open space that incorporates living room and kitchen. The other thing is the other associate at the store told me that 5.1 isn't really necessary with Blades. He said with Blu Rays the Blades can mimic 5.1 very well so I'm not sure what to do, maybe save the money and skip 5.1 and see how his suggestion works. Any input would be greatly appreciated...
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9/23/12 at 10:47pm