Originally Posted by repickrel
I sit around 15-17 ft away. The sound is good and clear but I often have the receiver pushed almost max on movies or while listening to music. I'd like a little more power/volume. I called Polk a while back and told him my setup and he recommended a separate amp for the fronts.
Yeah, Trans is right, you'd have to upgrade your AVR in order to accommodate an amp. And with you being on a budget, you'd need to start saving. The link Trans gave is a great one, refurbs is an awesome way to go, in most cases, you can't even tell the product isn't brand new.
You could consider Onkyo's, and extend your savings even greater.
I used to have the M70's, in a med to lg room, the extra power from an amp helps tons. I ran mine off an Emotiva XPA-3, a 3ch 200wpc amp so the center got some amp loving too.
I went to sell my M70's after an upgrade to the RTiA's, at that time, I had the XPA-2, a stereo amp with 300wpc, so the M70's got demoed on that amp, wow, when I cranked it for some music demos, I had second thoughts about selling them, that extra power really sounded good.
So, what am I running now????? A pair of XPA-2's in bridged mode (mono blocks), my A9's are getting 860w of pure loving