Also look at Ayre and McIntosh as options.
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I have a Parasound HCA 2205AT with an Onkyo Pro SC-885 pre processor and at 220rms x 5 channels with .05 distortion at 8ohm's it really fills my 18 x 23 foot room. Built like a tank at 85LBS. Very detailed, great bass & midrange with alot of authority. At around $1000.00US on the used market for what the Halo series offers- 250 x 5, XLR's, more refined, save yourself $1500-2500 and get a HCA 2205AT. You won't be unhappy!!!!!!
You might want to try a Bryston 5 channel 9STT. It sounds very good and has a 20 year warrenty. If you loose a channel all you do is remove the amp mod that's a problem and send it back, you still have 4 amps so you can still enjoy your system while you wait for the other to return.
I used 1 when I had 2 seperate systems, 1 for 2 channel music and 1 for movies.
Disclaimer: (PSB Dealer here). We use three amps the majority of the time with the PSB Synchrony One system (Parasound, Bryston, NAD). Currently, with our Synchrony theater room I have the Parasound Halo A51 driving them. IMHO, this is an outstanding sounding combo. The other amps mentioned also do a fantastic job. Nothing beats a Bryston amp in the long run. I would seriously look there as well.
I tried using an Ice amp with these and I was not really impressed with it. I suppose it may have been the fault of my Onkyo SR-806 being used as a pre-pro, but it just did not sound all that great. I have since relinquished the amp and I am just using the receiver to power the Synchrony One towers and CC. To me, it sounds better...
I am still looking for that ultimate amp for them. Still trying to figure out what has more of an impact on them: the amp or the processor... hmmm...