Hello fellow Paradigm owners,
I am looking for some advice.
I have a 5 Paradigm speakers setup (in my signature).
The fronts are Paradigm Monitor 11v7
So far I have been powering them via my Denon AVR-X3300
receiver, rated at 105W per channel in stereo, with 8ohm speakers. But recently started wondering if I can improve my sound by adding a separate amp, preferably not an integrated one, but maybe a power amp.
Now I started wondering and getting curious about valve/tube amps. But I am very confused with the technology, specs, etc., especially since they seem quite different than solid state (not that I know much about them either). Even though my speakers are fairly efficient, what power would be enough from a tube amp, with some left for headroom to avoid clipping? I like listening quite loud sometimes, though in a smaller room. By loud, idk, maybe 80db average, sometimes even 85-90db from 3m. distance (but I wanna be prepared for a bigger room).
Does any one have experience driving Monitor 11s w. tube/valve amps? I am looking for any sort of help.
My budget would be limited, probably not more than 400-600$, but I am OK with 2nd hand. So recommendations for particular amps would also be welcome. I can also look into some chi-fi or local DIY amps, which could have some good value.
But outside of tube/valve, what solid amps are you using to drive your 11s? What power should I be looking after to get some upgrade over my AVR? I know that the audio community is split between the topic of "different/better sounding amps", but c'mon, I should be able to get a small upgrade w. a separate over an AVR like X3300, right?
I posted a thread here
, but no replies yet. :P
Sorry for the wall of text. I could really use some advice, general or more specific.
Thanks in advance.