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In Reply to: RE: best matched amp for new (new to me) speakers posted by chichaz on March 19, 2017 at 12:57:04
And think about putting it all into one integrated amp.
Currently it's as if you have some Formula 1 wheels for the race track, but you have them on a Nissan Sentra.
You don't necessarily need more power (at moderate listening levels, we only need about 4 watts/channel for most modern 4 Ohm speakers of a reasonable (upwards of 85 db sensitivity).
Wattage ratings for amplifiers will tell about as much about it's ability to compliment any pair of speakers as the name of a dog will tell you about it's ability to catch a frisbee.
A good integrated like a Naim Nait XS would allow your speakers do wonderful things. Your Yamaha receiver has lots of features, but it's use as a pre-amp is limited to being very basic.
You can get a Naim Nait XS on the used market (they are usually in great shape) for about $1200. Your speakers will love you for it, and you will love the Naim.
I'm anxious to hear what these speakers can do in my space in the meantime.
Well worth waiting.
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