So I have some SS8s on order (in a deep rose/quilted maple, something along these lines: http://salksound.com/gallery/soundscape/ss10-rosered-quiltedmaple.jpg
, but a little darker).
I also have a HT2C coming.
Now I'm starting to think about amplification. Right now I just have my Denon 4311CI, which I don't think will be sufficient for these power-hungry speakers. I am planning to keep using it as the pre-amp, as I like Audyssey XT32.
I'm looking at all sorts of price ranges, but wondering what I'd really get out of a more expensive amp. Plus, since I ended up quite a bit over my initial speaker budget, my wife's patience/understanding with spending a bunch of cash on an amp isn't so great.
E.g., what if I went with 3 Emotiva XPA-1s? Does anyone here run XPA-1s with SS8s?
Or I could save a bit and go with an XPR-5... or even more with an XPA-3 (though that may be pushing it a little too far...)
Or I could go with something more like the Spectron MKIII musician (no idea whether the upgrades on it are worth it--all the impressions I've read of it had the upgrades in place), and an XPA-1 or something for the center.
Or something else, not really all that informed about higher end amps.
In terms of wall power, I have 2 20A circuits, 2 subwoofers (Rythmik F15HPs) & all my AV stuff running on one, and a high-end gaming PC (which doubles as a HTPC) on the other (in HTPC use, shouldn't be using more than a couple hundred watts)
Do I need to be concerned about wall power here?