As most of you well know, I picked up a pair of Monitor 10A's recently, and since then I have been trying to figure out the best way to set up my system.
I would still like to use my Monitor 5jr's, but I also want to do what sounds best. Being that they are from the same family, they are very well timbre matched. The problem that I have is that if I run both off of my JVC amp, it steps the RMS wattage down to 80wpc, 4 channels driven, versus 100wpc, 2 channels driven. This obviously softens up the speakers when both sets of speakers are on. I kinda like the sound like that, but I'm afraid that I'm going to blow either the amp or the tweeters.
So far, I haven't heard any bad distortion (or any at all), but I also don't know what exactly to listen for.
So I guess I'm asking if I should go pure 2 channel, and forget about the 5jr's for right now (maybe save them for a later rig... I already have a basement rig), and just let the 10A's do their thing. I'm leaning in that direction, just so that I'm less likely to be making toast in my room anytime soon.
Any suggestions are welcome. You can view my setup in the SS.
edit- PS- if you freak when you see my SS.... relax. The bookcase is gone now :-P