Makes no sense with that effecient speaker. I owned that amp and it has loads of power. Something wrong with it? How big is your room? How loud do you want to play your music?
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Room is not big at all. 12 x 15. Meter’s say both channels pushing equally. I don’t get it either grannyring. Big Mac didn’t have enough for the Piega’s but they were a little bigger yet and less efficient. Regarding loudness, I want to enjoy the full range of any speaker I own whether it's jazz or metal or gospel.
When you get it as loud as you want, where are the meter needles at? doubtful you are hitting -3db which would mean you are only putting out 200wpc. I have the Mac MC152 amp driving 93db efficient speakers and at -3db I am putting 15 watts through the speakers even though the meters seem to be near the overload mark. There is only a tiny gap between the -3db point and the 400 watt mark on the meters. As long as the power guard lights do not light up, you are fine.
I had a MC-402 Mac, and it was never short of power for the Legacy Illusions (92db eff.) that I had at the time. When those meters hit the 400 watt peaks, my ears were on the verge of bleeding! Besides the large output of the MC-402, it had deep, powerful bass. The Mids and Highs lacked resolution though. At least to my ears. It should also be noted that I was running a C-45 SS. Mac preamp with it.
Yes, the Electrons are breaking in nicely now. Sounding much better and easier to drive. Choice of well produced Cd's helps too.
I haven't got to run them with the Anthem and the Arc yet because I can't get the damn program to "locate the device." Ohhhh god it's so frustrating because I'm such a movie guy and the Electrons along with my Piega sub are gonna bring the walls down. I've tried everything too with setting up the ARC. I suppose I'll have to wait till Monday to speak with tech support.
Yes david_ten I've wired the Electrons to the McIntosh amp and pre, it sounds amazing as expected. The C2200 pre from McIntosh is a legendary preamp in my opinion BUT without having a "perfect" room, the Anthem with the ARC makes up for these imperfections and allows me to use my Piega sub seamlessly. By having the Mc402 push the electrons, adding in the Anthems Arc, I like this version better. The HT 2.1 is sick...