I was wondering what sort of thoughts people had on using a Bryston 9B-ST or a Pass Labs X5 in a home theater set-up with the following equipment:
Processor -- Sunfire Theater Grand II DVD -- Sony S7700 (soon to be upgraded) Front Speakers -- Nautilus 805s w/ matching center Rear Speakers -- Natulis SCM1 (flat, wall mounted version of the 805) Interconnects -- Nordost Red Dawn (Balanced) Speaker cable -- MIT T2 Bi-Wire (front) Nordost Super Flatline Mk. 2 bi-wire (rear).
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Originally, I thought about using a seperate 2 channel for the front speakers and a three channel for the rest, but have ruled that out due to space (wife) considerations.
I'm currently using Bryston amps with a theatre grand II for HT and it works very well. Have never heard the other amp, though. If you're going to use a 9b for all 5 channels, be sure 120w (8ohms) is enough for your fronts for 2 channel listening.
Your Nautilus are pretty efficient so don´t think you might be on the power challenged situation. On the other hand been a HT setup and 805 not going that low, do you have a subwoofer in your system? Did you overlook telling about it ?