i currently own a 602 and a 352...they are outstanding throughout the musical range...they also get bass out of speakers that other amps just can't...the best of both worlds..
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I would go with the 352 also. One of these days I will have one on my Paradigm Reference 100.2s as well. I auditioned these speakers for the first time with a MC602 and C42 and I can tell you they will handle the power - every bit of it! The salesman was absolutely cranking the power on and the needles were hitting the 600W mark on Revel's Bolero pretty frequently. I have never heard such sound in a very large room - it was so good I bought the speakers. They are fairly efficient so I would say that 350W will definately get you there unless your room is 30x30 or something (the dealer's room was).
I can't afford the 352 yet so I am using a McIntosh MC7100 100W amp (although for 6 ohms, the graphs in the owners manual show an output of 200W continuous) that really makes them kick like I would not believe. (I had a McIntosh 2125 for a while that could not do what this little amp does.) Very impressive sound and power and bass finesse. Therefore I would say a 352 will really suffice. Nice to have headroom anyway.
Also, there is nothing like pairing up a McIntosh amp with a McIntosh preamp. I experimented with eliminating and replacing my C712 preamp and there is just nothing that beat the two together. So, check out the 352. I wish I were in your shoes! Take care - Arthur
I think the 352 brings more power to the table than the 100's need but I love mine. The 352 is a great amp. I see them here on AudioGon all the time for 3000 plus/minus. That is a terrific buy since new @4500. I also have a 7205 that I am only using as a center surround now, when I added the 352 my speakers(old infinity Kappa 7's) opened up and sound so good I have put off buying new speakers.
I agree with everyone else the 602 is way overkill. You may consider the new 402 it has new enhancements I wish the 352 had, with exception of the UGLY front panel.