Give it a try....I haven't heard the two together. I ran NHT 2.5i's with an ATI 1505 (125W/channel) and never heard a harsh moment. I suspect the ATI is a far better amp than the amp section of the Yamaha, but your ears will tell you if the Yamaha is doing the job.
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I was looking on audiogon for a used amp around $400.00 anyone have a suggestion?B&K ST2140
Rotel Rb1070,Rb991, Parasound HCA-2003,
McCormack DNA .5 Deluxe
Classe 70 power amplifier
Here are some of the amps I like.Which do you think would be a good match?I could use a 2 channel amp to run my 2.5 and then use the yamaha to power the rest of the speakers for movies right?
Well a choice has been made.....I opted to go with a B&K Reference ST125.2 Series 2.I know the McCormick is a great amp but it was just a little out of my price range.I was on B&K web site and I was looking at the new reference 125.2 S2 and these a almost the same amp.I think this should be alright.THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!!Bob.
Anyone have a suggestion for a good interconnect?
I buy all cabling from Blue Jeans Cable. Obviously, you can spend a lot more, but I don't know of a reason unless you're trying to tweak the sound it some way.
Personally, I prefer the Belden 1505F for unbalanced ICs over their custom designed LC-1, because it's more flexible. If I had really long runs, then I'd choose differently. I use the Belden 1800F STP for balanced ICs.
I'm not familiar with the SA-2 amps (I KNOW of them, but have not heard them or used them at all)...
I CAN say this, though...I've owned the 2.5i's in the past (and for quite a while). The benefit quite a bit from bypassing the internal crossover (biwiring). I would imagine bi-amping would be even better, but i've never set up a system in this configuration, so i do not know the intricacies/ details of how to properly set it up.
But at the very LEAST, biwire those speakers... You'll get a much better level of clarity in the midrange, not to mention better bass definition/ less muddling of the sound.
I don't know about where to get diagrams for wiring schemes...
but there is another thing i wanted to mention:
You can tune those NHT's, which i found to have a boomy bass in my room, with plugs in their ports. I made plugs out of relatively light density sponge/foam..the speakers could still breathe because of the porous material and i could tune the bass depending on how tightly i plugged them.
...just a passing thought...