For this question I only want to focus on this part of my setup...
Pioneer Elite VSX-56txi receiver. Power = 100 wpc at 8 ohm.
(2) Acoustic Research AR9 - new model. Power handling = 250 w max.
There are 2 sets of binding posts, 1 10" sub, 2 drivers and a tweeter.
-there isnt any info at all on the RMS handling of these, so I dont know.
The amps I am interested in are:
One of those Emotiva amps - 125 wpc x 2. I also really like the Marantz MA500, which has the same power (I would get 2), or the MA700 which has 200 wpc.
I dont know what you can do with those Marantz amps, but if bridged your supposed to get over 300 w @ 8 ohms.
Is either one a good choice? Is that enough power you think? Any other suggestions?