Hello everyone... looking for an amplifier to power my Vienna's!!!!!!
I recently purchased a pair of new in the box Mozart Grands, as I just couldn't let the current closeout pricing pass me by. They are beautiful speakers and I just can't imagine anything that comes close to the sound they produce in such a reasonable sized cabinet being available in the future.
It's amazing what this "hobby" can lead to... originally I planned on buying a Bose Acoustimass 15 or something like it. Then I considered the Def Tech ProCinema 800. Eventually I decided on a 5.1 HT setup using four Def Tech Mythos Gems, a Mythos Seven center channel, and a Martin Logan Dynamo sub. The Def Techs are all wall mounted and the size and appearance of the speakers played a role in what would be "acceptable" in the family room. My ears liked the Martin Logan sub over the SuperCubes. Presently I am using a Pioneer Elite SC-27 with a Pro-111FD plasma and a blu-ray player.
I've read enough to have decided that I want a separate amp to power the Vienna's and am considering the Emotiva XPA-2, but if money isn't an issue, my question is what else would be recommended, and what would truly be overkill. I've started looking at Bryston, Krell, McIntosh... Oh my!