Originally Posted by ensmarcum
Craig, what would you consider a good power amp? I will tell you what I have now, I have the Anthem D2 and the PVA 7 amp. I like the amp and it is very clear sounding and right now, esp after paying for these speakers (got a great deal) I will have to save up some money and probably have to go back to Iraq to get the tax free in order to get something else. I used my tax free from this past trip(7 months) to get these speakers. So tell me what you think. Robert
The PVA-7 is good amp, but it's not as powerful as one would like to see mated with high output speakers, such as the Klipsch THX Ultra2's. The Ultra2's are very sensitive speakers, but to drive them to the levels they deserve, I would suggest a minimum of 200 wpc.
My firend is powering his with the Emotiva MPS-2, (http://www.emotiva.com/mps2.html
). When he first got the speakers, he had an 140 wpc Integra receiver driving them. When he replaced the power amps with the MPS-2, the speakers really opened up. They sounded more full and dynamic.
If you want even more power, I suggest the Earthquake Sound Cinenova 7. With over 300 wpc and large amounts of headroom, it should really make those speakers sing, (http://www.earthquakesound.com/cng_7.htm
). Although the MSRP is $6K, it can be purchased for a lot less. I bought mine from Federal Stereo, (http://www.federalstereo.com/earthquakeamps.html
). I have this amp mated to the Atlantic Technology 8200e THX Ultra2 speakers. The AT's are less sensitive than the Klipsch's, but the Cinenova drives them to levels louder than I can stand with no audible compression or distortion.