Given my listening environment circumstances, I just don't want my propensity to being a specification and label whore tendancies to cloud my judgement of practicality.
Thank you again!
Thank you again!
I've always stuck with the thought that you need the same speakers (or matched center) with the same amplification for your front three. Are you using the Klipsch for the fronts? Buy another pair to use one for the center?
If you want a 3 channel amp, regardless of power the B&K on audiogon for $500 is great. You could also go with a 5 channel and use it for the rears too. The final choice is to buy a 6 channel amp that is bridgeable to 3 channels. You don't need the power but why waste it?
Personally, I'd say sell the Adcom and go with 1 multichannel amp. You will be happier in the long run. The rears will blend better and the gain to all speakers will remain constant. If you don't have the same amps all around, the rears may not increase at the same rate as the fronts.
Sell the Adcom (nice amp but not multi)this will also increase your budget.
Either sell or buy more klipsch
The Energy is a great sub for the money.
I would reccomend a 5 channel amplifier. There are so many out there to choose from like Adcom, Sunfire, HK, Sony, Marantz, Linn . I would recearch here for the best deal as 7 channel is the HT flavor of the week so 5 channel amps are a steal and a great bang for the buck! Be sure to get a Blu-ray player too!
By reference levels I meant volume. So far my neighbors aren't bothered by me, but I try to be respectful.
I had started out looking at multi channel amps but went off course. As of this morning I was set on either 3 monos or a 3 ch monaural design for my mains and center, but I think you guys are right. The multi channel is the way to go. As I'm typing this I'm picturing a stack of amps that i really don't have room for.
Thank you everyone for the input! I'll keep you posted
Too late, than. You're done for!
When moving into a new apartment, I would turn it up too loud. Louder than I'd listen to it normally. When someone would complain......or I'd be out front hanging out drinking a beer, I'd go into my 'Deaf Act'. I got pretty good, too, and was able to play music comfortably loud. I would make a point of turning it down after say......8 or 9 pm, and NEVER play too early in the morning. Show some respect, after all!
If you can still muster a 'stack of amps', the Outlaw 2200 monobloc is a well though of piece. It is fairly compact, 200watts each and I think even has a balanced input. It runs A/B up to maybe 50 or 60 watts, far beyond what it sounds like you need. The more you buy, the better the deal, too.