I was hoping to get some clarification to a few issues concerning my current system and my search for amplifiers.
1, With my current set up, would you guy's (in your infinate audio wisdom) recommend I go with a parasound HCA-2205 AT 5 channel amp (220 wats RMS x 5 @ 8 ohms) to drive all my speakers or go with a (higher end) Parasound halo A-21 (250 wats RMS x 2 @ 8 ohms) to drive my RTi-12's, or go with 2-Halo A-23's Bridged for (400 wats RMS x 1 @ 8 ohms) power to the RTi-12's.
2, On my last thread the response was to supply a minimum of 200 -300 wpc to realize the true capabilities of the 12's. I can get 2-A23's supplying 400 w to each speaker for less than the price of the A-21 supplying 250 w. Is ther a reason not to go for the 2-A23's other than space?
3, Would it improve my 404 sub to supply 200 wpc when it already has a built in amp?
4, does amperage matter?
My budget is around $2000 for amp. I will probably upgrade my center to the Csi-5 and look for a separate 200 wpc amp to drive it, unless I go with the 5-channel amp.
Please keep in mind this is the system for my home office / man cave and the room is about 12' x 12'. When the kids are older I might move the system into a larger room.
Your infinate knowlege is greatly appreciated, I'm still new to all this, but learning quickly (what a great hobby)!