Originally Posted by romavictor
I would still like to warm things up just a tad or two. Give it some silky smoothness. Any recommendations that I could use to improve upon what I already have?
Do I understand correctly that you are using the Anthem 225 Stereo Integrated Amp
as a Pre-Amp, and that you are feeding an Emotiva XPR-5 Five Channel Power Amp
And is that XPR
And is it a 5-Channel Power Amp?
The Anthem is 225 watts per channel to 8 ohms both channels driven.
I'm curious, with that amount of power, why you are even using the Emotiva XPR-5? I can't find specs on that but the XPA-5 is 200w/ch.
Actually according to this article form Audioholics
, the XPR-5 is 400w/ch to 8 ohms. That makes a little more sense.
I'm curious how you ended up with a Stereo Amp/Pre-Amp and a 5-channel Power Amp?
I think as to your question about making the sound more warmed up
and more silky smooth
. I can only say that the equipment you have is the equipment you have. Not much you can do about that but change equipment or speakers.
However, I would give some thought to Room Acoustics
. You don't want equipment like this in a overly reflective room.
I don't think we have much of a description of your room, or photos, but if you could mellow the room, that would mellow the sound of the speakers.
Room Acoustic Treatment need not stand out as can be seen in this Photo -