After listening to my new acquisition (and addiction) every day for over a week I'm realizing that I need a good quality external amp. But, which one?
I'm powering them now with my HK3490 and they sound amazing--at loud volumes. I'm thinking a quality amp will let me enjoy their beauty at all volumes. After some research and reading around these forums I'm thinking the Emotiva XPA-2. It's a little expensive for me but if I sell my Monitor 10s and my HK3490 I'll be a little closer, then I can check between the sofa cushions for the rest. I don't want to "settle" for a lesser amp only to realize I should have went the full nine with a quality unit right off the bat. In the long run, I think, it will actually be more cost efficient that way. Wish I had figured that out when I started in this hobby!
Any other amps I should be looking at? Is one the "be-all-end-all" over the other amps?