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.
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, Parasound HCA1500A' 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?
dude, i just sold my parasound 850pre and the acurus a150 to a friend that bought my nhts 2.5i two years ago. they're an awesome combination, save the lack of remote control. And they could be had cheap here!
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'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.
I know how to set it up,i just haven't did it yet.I'm going to use two NHT SA'2's for the bottoms.I have kimber kable 8tc for the high's and mids and 4 tc for the bottoms.I also bought a sa3 for my sw2pi subwoofer.