About a year and half ago the wife could no longer take all the cabling and power cords associated with my tube monos and preamp, not to mention the sub in our family room and for lack of a better term was evicted out of there I really didn't have another room suitable for listening so I packed up all the components and purchased a relatively inexpensive pair of active speakers The Airpulse Mo
del one Phil Jones' latest creation.
They actually sound pretty good and had a lot of fun with them but I happened to be scouring Craigslist and came across someone locally selling a pair of Platinum Audio Ref 1's and grabbed them. hooked them up to My Pioneer receiver a vsd x 912 and they sounded really good but seemed to be crying out for more power so I checked the ad someone mentioned here for the Denon PMA 2000 ixvr integrated and the person selling it also happened to be local and will be taking delivery of that as well soon. These are supposedly known for their high current capabilities and will report back after I get it. I guess my point is that a after all this rambling a decent integrated may be a good compromise for anyone without a dedicated listening room