Supporting Amp/Preamp for Klipsch KLF 20's ?

Greetings to everyone and Merry Christmas.

1st, I am a neophyte and know nothing about audio equipment. However, I love to listen to clean, crisp sounding music at volumes that are a little louder than the average person more likely than not enjoys. That said, I have been through 3 receivers (blown) by driving a very nice pair of Klipsch KLF 20's that I absolutely love. I've read some of the forum discussions regarding 'crossovers' and different types of amplifiers, and I don't understand most of it.

I would like to know how I optimize sound for the speakers with supporting equipment. I am a pretty good online investigator, but I'm not even sure what to investigate. I've also seen options ranging from $5000 and up; I'm priced out of this category for my solution. In other words, what's my 'best bang for the buck' set up for my Klipsch KLF 20's that sit in a room that is 15' by 40'?

Thank you in advance for all of your expertise and help.

" Greetings to everyone and Merry Christmas."

And the same to you.

You own yourself a very revealing, some would say accurate, loud playing pair of speakers.  They are beasts that really like to stretch their legs with "quality" amplification that your everyday AVR(assuming) may not be up to the task, hence your torched three receivers.

Are we talking a multichannel rig or stereo rig?

One thing I will say is that you do not have to spend anywhere near $5000.00 to get your KLF-20's to sing.

Thanks for your response Bill. I want nothing but music pulsing through these speakers; just something that can allow them to 'stretch their legs' as you say, without torching the amp/receiver.

I don't have any other speakers connected, they sound great by themselves.

I am eager for your suggestions,


Are you interested in an integrated amp?  How much $$$ do you want to spend?


I'm sorry but I don't know the nuances between amps, integrated or not. I was hoping I could find a reasonable solution between 1K to 2K at most.

An integrated amp is a preamp/amplifier built into one chassis.  Usually of higher quality than a stereo receiver and without a radio tuner.  Some have built-in DACs.

Take a look at an NAD C375BEE.  Plenty of gusto to drive your 20's and within your budget range.


Thank you very much for taking the time to respond. I shall follow your advice,....., my well deserved Christmas present to me.

Merry Christmas,

Robert, I will 2nd Bill’s recommendation. I own the NAD 326BEE (little brother to the 375) and think it a very good integrated.  Enjoy!
Robert, if I'm nor mistaken those are 100dB speakers. it means you don't need a lot of power to drive them loud even though you have a very large room. If you like "clean, crisp sounding music" you should try a tube amp with your speakers.