Originally Posted by Docethic
Your post gave me the push to act on the first local pair of E100 I've ever seen listed . They were onky 15 minutes from me and in pristine condition. The reason for my hesitation was I have no need to replace my VR3s, as they are still my favorite all around speaker.
To further complicated things, there is also a pair of VS336 30 minutes from me, another pair I've always wanted to own! I have the vs325c/vs260/vs240 set and the e70/e60 set so I can go either direction when I over get a dedicated space.
For those that have the E100s, what do you use to power them? I can tell that cheap AVRs are not up to the task as my test mule Onkyo 609 keeps crapping out playing at reference.
I use a pair of Emotiva XPA-1 (Gen2) monoblock amps. Been using them for a few years, very happy with pairing them to the BA E-100 speakers.
The current generation of these amps are a little different, but I do like Emotiva for the quality for price ratio. Info on the Gen2...
XPA-1 -- DIFFERENTIAL REFERENCE CLASS A/AB MONOBLOCK POWER AMPLIFIER
Topology: fully balanced, fully discrete, quad differential, ultra high current, short signal path selectable Class A/AB
Number of channels: 1
Power output (0.1% THD):
1,000 watts RMS @ 4 ohms
600 watts RMS @ 8 ohms
Rated power bandwidth: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.07dB
Minimum Recommended Load: 4 ohms
Frequency response: (-1 dB): 10Hz to 80kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio:
1 watt: > 89 dB
Full power: > 117 dB
Damping Factor: >500 into 8 ohms
Power Supply: 1,200VA toroidal transformer, 120,000uF filter capacitance
Gain: 29 dB
33 kohms (balanced)
23.5 kohms (unbalanced)
Power Requirements: 115 VAC or 230 VAC +/- 10% @ 50/60 Hz (automatically switched)
unboxed: 17” wide x 7 3/4” high x 19” deep
boxed: 23 1/2" wide x 12" high x 24 3/4" deep
Weight: 73 lbs (84 lbs boxed)