Oh man, with those speakers efficiency rating (100dB), I'd sell the Adcom separates and look for a nice SET integrated amp!! Something like a Cary CAD-300 SEI would make you forget all about the Adcom gear.
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Sorry! Should have been more clear. The whole point in buying the Zu's was to accommodate getting a tube amp (well...that and they freakin' rock) but for a while, I'm not going to have the room I bought them for and am thinking about using them elsewhere. That "other" room, needs a HT receiver, I think. So, I need to buy two things but can only afford one. Since I have a two channel set up I can fall back on, am thinking about upgrading the receiver first and then buying a tube amp once I have the room set up. But, I'm just curious about the opinions about the new receivers in comparison to the older 2 channel set up.
Just to follow up a little, I rearranged things last night and have my previous "good" speakers, PSB B25s, now set up on my existing Pio receiver...still as 2 channel but now with a HSU sub and better connections than I had last time I listened to this combo and I'm pleasantly surprised. It sounds much better than I remembered, even without the sub.
So, I feel like I'll be happy. But still like opinions!
I'm sure I'll get either a Prima Luna or Rogue down the line...