Originally Posted by Ronnie 1.8
I too like the Emotiva amp. How about this - the Denon AVR-3312CI (first model that offers 7.1 pre-outs), the Tribe Vs for LCR, the Tribe IIIs for surround (if you have the budget, I'd go w/ this for your size room). Then I'd power these babies with the Emotiva XPA-5. I wouldn't say this is the most cost-effective solution, but you did suggest the Vs as possible candidates for LCR. If the cost is too much, go with the IIIs for LCR, and IIs for surrounds. Would still recommend the Emotiva XPA-5, as the IIIs are 4 ohm speakers.
Wanted to chime in and say that I mostly agree with your advice. If it is within budget, I'd still go with the 4311 since it has XT32 where the 3312 only has XT. By all accounts that does make a significant difference.
If going with a total of 5 speakers, the XPA-5 should be fine. However if using 7 then go with the XPA-3 to power the fronts and the XPA-5 for the back 4.
Again, if within budget the, V's up front with 4 of the III's out back will be an awesome setup for that room. I auditioned a combination of the Tribe V's as left and right with a III as a center and 2 of the III's out back in a 5 channel system. It was in a room about the same size (a little longer with a ceiling not quite as high) and there was no problem filling that room with sound.
The op was posted back in July. Wonder what canuck went with and how he's enjoying it?