El Hefe, do you mean 200Watt per channel are not enough in my situation? :OEl Hefe said:thats a big room to fill with enough power...you defnitely would benefit with a higher power integrated or a pre power combo.. In this case, yes... There are better amps than the M6i.baltun said:The room is almost 50m2, and the speakers are positioned almost in the centre of the room, thus very far from the walls.
Yes, according to specs, they handle 500Watts RMS Max.
Given the size of the room and essentially no restrictions in terms of volume at which I can listen to them (my closest neighbours are some 200 meters away from my house), I like to push the volume quite loud. With my current amp rated at 85 Watt, the sound starts distorting or 'choking' at volumes around 10 o'clock. That's why I'm avoiding Naims, given their low power rate.
As for the sound, tight and controlled bass is one of the things I want, yet with a considerable punch as well. So, definitely not the 'slow' bass as you put it, or a boomy bass. Also, I want large scale soundstage in both width and depth. And detail, especially in the highs, of course.
I guess ultimately what I want is not to have the impression I'm listening to recordings, "whose sound is coming from two speakers".
With Rotels (total 320Watt/channel), the results were terrible, but it was not due to lack of power, rather RA's pre-amp section.