i am thinking of mcintosh c500t with mc501 for the SF elipsa...any experts with any advice? thanks
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I checked the HIFICRITIC review; the amp they used for the test was a CJ 350, an amp I know well as I have one. An Ayre integrated also worked well. They found the sensitivity to be 91db so ultra high power would not be requited; in fact they said a 25 watt amp could be used if very high volumes were not wanted. It would take 300 watts of program material giving about 110db sound levels. It was a moderately difficult load but nothing like the Sasha in that respect. It was a very positive review and it remains in their top recommended speaker class.
I have SF Elipsas. I used to drive them by plinius sb301, gamut di-150 integrated, plinius hiato, viva solista mk2, and tried also mcintosh mcd1100 cdp with mc452. They all had their own positives but I still wasn't happy with the sound, unitll I changed to krell 302E (latest) driven directly by ayon cd-5s. This combo brought the Elipsa's sound to the level I did not think even was possible. PM me for more info if you would like.