336 is 800 watts in 4 ohms and half the price of the 33h. I had 3.6's clipping my Mcintosh 1201's. Room size playes a huge roll, upgrading to the 336 shouldnt be that big a jump. Good luck!
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The 33h would have (in my opinion) plenty of juice. I own the 335,33h,and the 33. There is honestly no comparision between them.
The power supplies for the amps is what really make these amps sing. The big mono's regenarate their own 60 hertz signal. Power supply is also much bigger in the mono's. Their respective shipping weight for 2 channel is 335=150lbs,33h=440lbs,33=870lbs. Guess what, power rating of 335 is 250w @ 8, 33h is 150w @8, and 33 is 300w @ 8power. When I originally bought my 33h the audition incuded my old CJ 11, KRELL FPB 600, and PASS . In terms of bass slam the 33h had better bass control, definition and slam. My speakers were and still are the WATT PUPPY 5.1. I have owned maggies and yes they are very good with the proper juice. Please remember that the best thing is to audition them if you can. System and room interaction always play a HUGE factor in the equation.
Thanx. Unfortunately it's tough to audition them as there is only one pair of these in Greece and the dealer won't take the risk of opening them up without a guaranteed sale. As a result, I have to be very careful with my research before undertaking such a serious expense. If people have more input to provide, it is more than welcome.
Levinson and Magneplanar are two similar sounds, and despite the ooomph of all that power its the thin highs and mids of the Levinson coupled with the less than Dynamic bass of the Maggies conspiring to get bright before your system gets right. 33H's are worse.
Any Classe amplifier (Mike Singer) is a brilliant idea, YBA, Gryphon, even the Acoustic Reality Mono's are likely to just transform your system right to where you want it which by all rights if I were to guess is crystal clear but as a-musical and unfun as it comes right now.