I have tried these speakers the CLS IIz versions with Bryston monoblocks, B&K monoblocks and an older Krell amp in a fairly large size room and I could not get them to sound dynamic in fact the amps started to clip. They drop down to 1.5 ohms. You can't beat them for their clarity and speed.
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Sedond, I may be able to help you. InnerSound makes a very powerful electrostatic-optimized amp that will seriously drive the CLS's, and Inner Sound speakers are among several viable options. I will honestly discuss tradeoffs with you - I have experience with quite a few planars and electrostats. E-mail me at [email protected]
Your CLS's would rock big time, especially in your huge room, with a pair of Kinergetic SW800 subs- designed to go with CLS's- thats 5 x 10" woofers per side. I have a pair for sale, give me an e-mail if you are interested or have any questions. [email protected]
I recently auditioned the Innersound Eros with their amp in my home. My room is 22x26. I was astonished at the sound of Metallica and JP on these things. They played LOUD. Add a sub at about 45 and you will have to spend a lt more to be happy in my opinion. I listened to just about every speaker under 20K. I spent a lot more for Dunlavy SC V because classical is my first listening choice and Heavy Metal my second. Nothing against ML, just want to share my experience.