Aerial 10T’s and my power amp... need help.


I have a deal in the works for a pair of 10T’s mk2. I am looking to buy my life speakers and these seem to be what I am looking for as I am not happy AT ALL with my Martin Logan’s.

Now, here is why I am here and seeking the wisdom of the Audiogon experts.

I have a C-41 pre and a MC-7100 poweramp.

My 2 channel room is small and a tad odd.

Will my 7100 be friends with these speakers? I do love the sound of the Mac setup. At this moment I cant afford to replace the 10t’s and the amp. The deal on the Aerial’s is really hard to pass up. I am a musician and want the punch and snap of cone speakers again. The ML’s just leave me flat and are a Bi*ch to position properly. Add to that, I’m a tweeker and cant seem to find the sweet spot for the Logan’s... two days in a row. Lol

I can down the road buy more power.

Now another odd question as I have the benefit of having a dear friend in the music gear industry and is willing to get me a Crown amp for the time being as they have great power and wont break the bank and I can use the amp with my p.a. When I replace it. XLS series with 350 watts per. I also have a line on a Crown K-1. Opinions on this?

Thanks everybody... I really need and appreciate all of your wisdom and advice...

Mitch
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Your McIntosh equipment is fine for the Ariel 10T speakers. Don’t waste your money on the Crown amp. while it may have a lot of power, it isn’t clean power.  It was designed as a pro sound amp.  If they were that good, everyone would be using and raving about it.
I was at guitar center yesterday cruseing the used pedal case and noticed they had the XLS1502 was on sale. With there 45 day return policy, that i have used with great success in the past, i bought the amp. 

  With my Logan’s the crown was very clear and full. 525 watts at hand per channel brought the speakers to life. I adjusted the input to around 3 o’clock seemed to be a good match. I went thru a few cd’s and they all sounded great with Steely Dan winning the show...

  I put the Mac back in the loop and noticed the soundstage was a bit bigger and a good amount more subdude. 

This was my first foray in the class D world and I was surprised at how good it sounded. At 329.00 its kinda hard to beat. I have no idea what the current measurements are but the XLS made the Logan’s sing. If i read the article correctly, doesnt  the JBL Everest’s come with XLS amps? That’s the way it read... please correct me.

 Anyway, it was a fun afternoon and the Crown is going back today. I haven’t bought the 10t’s yet... prob June is when I can pick them up... I will buy another crown then to use when I send the 7100 to a mac repair center to get a checkup... I have a gut feeling something is amiss with her. All in all I really enjoyed the XLS and in a blind test i feel it would hold up to many good amps that cost $$$$$. 

  I want a 300 watt Mac but at 3-4 thousand dollars that is a big stretch for this retired chef... lol

BTW... the XLS was DEAD silent ... nothing!