Help picking an amplifier


Hey guys!

Had posted something similar before, but looking into finally adding a power amp. Setup below:

Martanz 7011 AVR
Martin Logan Ethos (fronts)
Martin Logan Motif X (center)
Martin Logan Motion 40 (rears)
Martin Logan Dynamo 1500 (sub)
My cabling will all be improved soon - but I have upgraded power cords on Ethos and Marantz

Obviously, I'm a fan of ML. I like the warm sound of the electrostat and Marantz combo, so I want to find something that will compliment them. Where I'm torn - should I get a 5 channel power amp, or would a 3 channel serve me well? I do watch a lot of movies/PS4, but the rears don't get used all that much anyways. I was thinking to save a little $$$, I could get a 3 channel to power just the fronts. 

I know that electrostats are tricky, and I have been told to try out several amps. I think I have narrowed it down:

Rotel RMB-1575 (there's a great deal on one here)
Anthem MCA 325
Parasound A31

There could be others, but I know people have spoken highly of all of them. This will be my first amp, so I want to make sure I get something "decent" - doesn't have to be super pricey, as I would rather wait until I move houses to get into really high end stuff. 

I'm a newbie on the audio side, I've always been more into the video stuff. Thanks in advance for any help/guidance/input!
Fb8cd600 7bd1 4f35 9f26 b7b2d6ae53dfethos4lyfe
your mls don't look especially hard to drive, so any of your choices should work, but i'd opt for the parasound, which is hard to beat without spending a lot more. i'd probably start with a 3 channel amp, since you can always add another amp.
The great deal like the Rotel is not the same as a great amp.
That Rotel is a Class D design and were not well received when Rotel introduced them.  Maybe this is why Rotel has gone back to Class A/B designs. 

Either the Parasound or Anthem will get the job done powering the front 3 which in an HT install, are the most critical. 
McIntosh MC303. Your Ethos will love it.
@kalali thats a little high for my price range LOL. i have always looked at Mac though too
Bel Canto Ref1000 used. Acceptable to all speakers and all kinds of music.

Add this 3 channel amp to your list!
http://www.odysseyaudio.com/products-stratos-ht3.html
And another!
http://avahifi.com/products/power-amplifiers/synergy-amplifiers/home-theater-amplifier
i actually think i will go 5 channel - i was going to buy a 2 or 3 and then add another upgrade later...but i that seems like a waste of time, money and space. im torn between: anthem a5, parasound a51, rotel rmb-1585