At 87db per watt meter at 6 ohms nominal the little guys are juice hungry. I couldn't find Revels recommended horspower but I would gather ebven in a smallish room that you will need 100 high current watts . Since it has all metal drivers, I would imagine you want warm watts. See if Oddysey's top all Class A amps fit your budget. CJ are as rule quite toasty sounding, A Mac might be too hard smack down SS and too much money but they do work great with my squealing Old Klipsch LasScalas. An older SS ARC amp is a good choice if refurbed.Not the digital SS they use now. As for tubes you'll need to spend more for that kind of current.
hi I owned the m20s for years, i used a threshold amp with great results. also pass labs aleph 5 sounds great, so did cj tube amps and rogue audio m150 mono blocks. oh yeah, so did classe amps, all can be had for great prices, good luck, chrissain
First I want to thank everyone for being so helpful!
How much power do these need?! Like, what would be ideal? If you could pair any amp with them what would it be?
I see some Pass Aleph 0 and McCormack on audiogon. How would they work? How good are parasound and Bel Canto?
I am big on quality. I am really looking for something that will make a vinyl "Dark Side of the Moon" sing (on a VPI scout)! Wide open sound... I like it loud, too. My local place has a Musical Fidelity A3.2cr. I am going to test it out for a few days. I don't think it is going to do it... but it's worth a shot while waiting.
I used Classe CAP-151 and Krell 300IL with M20. They both are integrated amps, and they worked really well. Classe sound is somewhat warmer, and Krell sound is somewhat leaner, as you might expect. The bass from M20 is very good. It's better defined and taut than some of tower speakers, like B&W N804 that I also used to own.
It is a amp. I am using a denon receiver as a pre (until I get a preamp). Have you heard this speakers with any amps you loved? I am basically looking for someone to recommend an amp to buy. I am new to the audio game and don't know all the manufacturers.
I used the M20's with a Classe CAP-150 (the same model as the CAP-151 but with a different faceplate) and I always had the volume knob barely turned. The power output vs what was necessary was overkill. If you want to semi-futureproof yourself, definitely take a look at the Parasound's.