Just took delivery of an Arcam AV8...which is fantastic. Now I'm looking for a multi-channel amp to complement it. Tempting to go with another Arcam product, but I am very much intrigued by the Parasound. I also like that it has balanced inputs (not that I need them right now).
Any thoughts? I appreciate your consideration and time. The world of high-end multi-channel is a new one for me (but I've been well steeped in stereo playback for some years now).
I have the AV8 and P7 combo and LOVE it. One nice feature is the two separate toroids and windings in the P7. In stereo mode for music, the left and right sides are essentially monoblocks sharing one power cord.
300 watts into 8 ohms for each channel -- the heat has gotta go somewhere.:-) The 7 channel version weighs in at 95 pounds. ATI increases the size of the transformers when the number of channels >= 4. You'll also notice a 20 amp IEC connector on the back. This puppy is no toy.