I'm currently selling my HCA-1205A to fund a more proper two channel amplifier for my Usher's, I've heard offerings from the less expensive brands but would want to upgrade and the Parasound really is a fine amplifier. The issues:
BE-718's are VERY low efficiency, my Parasound can handle them but i'd prefer more headroom (200w would be lovely)
And more so..
I find the Usher's to have a laid back midrange, so I would like to bring that forward a bit. Nothing that has an edgy top end, the tweeters are plenty detailed, they don't sound harsh and i'd like to keep them that way!
Any suggestions? $500-1000 range used. I know Emotiva's have a lot of power for the buck but i'd worry about the musicality, so i'm looking towards Anthem, McCormack, Bryston. Thanks!