Originally Posted by JimmyDaves
The Anthem P5 sounds ideal and has incredible power for all 5 channels. I can see using 325 watts per channel into the front left, center and right, but I don't know if I can justify using that huge amount of power into an ADP590. I mean, the ADP's are very small speakers and with the movies I've watched lately that have been in DTS or Dolby, etc., I've rarely gotten more than just "effects" like rain, wind, background music, etc. Do I need 325 watts for that?
That's a really going point actually and is one of the reasons why I have the setup I have today: A 3-channel 200W/channel amp for the fronts and a 2-channel 100W/channel amp for the rears.
I'd love to have the option of getting a 3 channel amp or have 3 channels of the P5 at 325 watts and maybe the additional 2 or even 4 remaining channels closer to 150 or half of 325. I honestly don't think the ADP needs more than half of 325 and that would make the P5 much more flexible for home theater (for me anyway).
Agreed again. I'm at 5.1 today but eventually want to go 7.1 and like Anthem products so I'd have to get a P5 (5-ch of 325W each) and a P2 (2-ch 325w each) to match it up properly. I really wish they made a P3 with 325W/ch and then some sort of smaller 4 or 5 channel amp. It seems like complete overkill to use a P2 for rear surrounds. I suppose an Anthem A2 could be used but then I'd be using 2 of the channels of the P5 for the side surrounds.
Something like a P3 as mentioned earilier with a less expensive A5 (or A4 if they wanted to build one) would make a lot of sense to me.
I think it would be a marketing nightmare however and create too much confusion. I can do and appreciate what they've done with the P5. It simplifies everything.
Again, I'm totally open to suggestions for amps and surround speakers to bring out the best sound possible for my home theater. Again, I'm definitely more a home theater guy who wants the best possible "home theater" sound as opposed to having an "audiophile approved" music system even though I want good quality music playback.
I'm in the same boat. I'm 100% HT (no music) here. I bet I'll eventually end up going Anthem D2v2 with P5 and P2 along with a set of Sig S1 or S2's for the rears. I definitely know it'll sound great but man, my pocketbook won't like me.