Originally Posted by Alimentall
Neo, I still can't figure out how you and your friends aren't anything but dumbstruck by the bass quality and impact these things have. They sound as good and as powerful as I'd expected the Salon2s to sound.
Sir, your NAD M3 pumps out some serious quality power (+ it sounds like you know what you're doing)!
Continuous average power output into 8ohms 2 x 180W (22.5dBW)
8 ohms 280W (24.5dBW)
4 ohms 480W (27.2dBW)
2 ohms 785W (28.4dBW)
While my subpar Pioneer VSX-82txs does:
130 Watts x 7 Direct Energy Amplification 8 ohms
And it probably doesn't even do that considering the reserve requirements. I have to turn the volume high (to 80% of maximum) to reach moderate sound levels and still no real bass to be heard.
I know a majority of people are saying it's not my electronics, but that must be the issue. Many have also said that the Salon2/Studio2 aren’t the most efficient speakers on the planet, which further supports my dilemma.
It's reassuring to hear you compare the quality of your Studio2s to the 400lb JMLabs, and yet the Revels come out ahead in most all regards. I'd love to hear the sound you have but I'm not going to be able to achieve it without high quality separates or a super powered receiver like Pioneer's SC-09TX flagship. I'm 90% decided on the SC-09TX. The specs are as follows:
Stereo power output
20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.05 %, 8 Ω . . . . . . . . . . 200 W + 200 W
20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.05 %, 6 Ω . . . . . . . . . . 270 W + 270 W
1 kHz, 0.05 %, 4 Ω . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 W + 400 W
I know 99% of you favor separates, but bi-amplified, the SC-09TX should provide approximately 350watts per channel which provides ample power. Right?
Otherwise I’m interested in Denon’s flaghship AVP-A1HDCI + POA-A1HDCI
. Unless someone has a better combo to recommend for powering: