Originally Posted by Invisible hand
I pick up my Klipch speakers from you last year. They have been awesome. I have the RF-62 package. I've been thinking about a Yamaha 3800 and or a Denon 3808ci. But from what you have said would I be better off using say a a 2808ci as a switch and getting a dedicated 5 channel amp?
I noticed from your web site that you carry Marantz, how do they sound with Klipsch?
Glad to hear you are still digging them...they are fun speakers, definitely great bang for the bucks!
To your question...I am a big fan of horsepower as anybody who follows my posts has figured out
. So I tend to go for the bigger horsepower. That being said, I do like the Marantz/Klipsch Kombo. Marantz, to my ears, is a bit smoother than the Denon...though they are both built by Sherwood, I think the engineering teams are different. Seems they spend a bit less into the absolute latest tech and a bit more into the fundamentals (amp/preamp stage). Just did a local system with 3 RB-81's behind an AT screen with dipoles on the sides and an ED sub (cause it is soo stupidly good, even though I make bubkis on it). We used a Marantz AVR and the results were pretty nice. I'd opt for a dedicated amp/preamp setup every time (really liking the Onkyo PR-885 AVP for the bucks...balanced=
) but if an AVR is in the budget, then the Marantz is a good match with the Klipsch.
I also did an identical setup (I consider it to be a poor man's THX Ultra 2 setup) where the client opted for the HK AVR-645 and I have to admit, it turned my head. That amp has some beef to it and is a fav on the Klipsch forum.