Originally Posted by doublewing11
If you were going to list the best match amplifiers for Gold LCR................what would those be?
Checking to see if I'm an actual savvy shopper!
A Krell S-1500 will service 6 Silver LCR for surrounds...............but what for Golds? A "seudo microwave toaster?" I think not..................
I'll never get over Paul' comment.........................memorable.............
Did I say "pseudo" or "suede?"
I did own an Acoustat TNT 200 that looked exactly like a toaster oven, and it ran almost as hot. You could use your Krell as a hibachi, too, but I wouldn't recommend it.
A lot of what you pay for in an amplifier can be in expensive metalwork (audio jewelry) or panache, or simply a name. I really prefer serious heavyweight amps that can drive a 2 ohm load and deliver enough current that you can arc weld with the speaker outputs. I am hesitant to list specific brands because I know I'll leave half of the good ones out, but my first choice for performance for the buck would be Parasound Halo. In a lower price range, I like Emotiva and Outlaw. I also like Classe, Adcom, NAD, McIntosh, Krell, Anthem, Theta Dreadnaught, Sunfire, Bryston, Audio Control, Crown, Crestron, Lyngdorf (my own choice, and maybe no longer available), and probably a dozen I can't recall. Try to determine what you're paying for, because sometimes it's not watts. For Gold LCRs in a demanding setting, I'd recommend an amp that can deliver 200-400 watts into 4 ohms. I've found that for Gold LCRs and Gold Monitors in my room, my 375-watt-per-channel @ 4 ohms Lyngdorf amps do the trick.
One caveat: Don't spend $8,000 on an amplifier for Gold LCRs, unless you already the amp. Upgrade to Platinums and do a cheaper amp. Sonic differences among amplifiers aren't nearly as great as the differences among speakers.