Originally Posted by AUDIOgiant
The Marantz AVR? 110 watts per channel at 8 ohms. Although some reviews indicate its more like 95 wpc all channels driven.
In any case, it's served me well for about 4 years now. Bummed it cannot utilize it's Audyssey settings when bitstreaming.
A Marantz with 110wpc at 8 will serve you well with these speakers.
I pushed mine with a Denon avr 125wpc at 8, and the speakers were moving air well.
this was just temporary, in another room, while I was waiting for my integrated to arrive.
Granted, with the denon, I didn't have a lot of headroom, I was at reference with the amp, I play loud.
But I think your marantz 110wpc vs. my denon 125wpc is prolly around the same
With the peachtree 125wpc, there is a TON of headroom.
I do not think you need to race out to get a new amp for these speakers, unless you really think you need it.
If you had the marantz 1601 with 50wpc, it would be a different story.
these speakers are not sensitive, they need 80wpc or better IMO, prolly really WANT 100-125wpc.