I have a set of R30 floorstanding speakers.
Right now I have a cheap 100W Sony amp , for a good volume in action movies I have to turn the volume knob up past half, which I don't like to do, due to clipping / speaker damage.
For some background on me, I have a set of klipsch reference speakers and modded dynaco st-70, so I'm not a n00b. :)
I've been looking at a bigger amp, I realise the denon, h/k, onkyo, have much higher current than a cheapo sony.
I know sound fidelity / soundstage will be much better with a higher end unit. My question is how many high current watts do I need to equal 100 sony watts? I want a more powerful amp so I can crank the speakers to the same volume with less chance of blowing them. I'm already planning on moving my couch closer to them, that is an easy fix.