Let me start by saying that I am not an audio expert! I've owned my LSI-15s for years now, but have always been disappointed with the bass from these speakers. I currently have them connected directly to a Pioneer VSX-9040TXH (110W/channel @ 8 ohms) and previously had them directly connected to a separate NAD amp, C270 (120W/channel @ 8 ohms). Under both set-ups, bass production has been far less than I expected. I eventually do hear bass if I turn the volume up and stand at a certain spot in the room, but at that point, the bass that does come out seems disproportionate to the overall sound (i.e., voice/treble is a lot higher than bass).
I understand that people here recommend at least 200w/channel @ 8 ohms, but is that the main reason why I'm not getting the most out of my speakers? I typically don't listen to music loud, so that's why I never needed tons of power in my system. What I want is to be able to turn my music at a reasonable volume and still hear crisp, deep bass coming from the speakers. Will purchasing a more powerful amp solve this problem?
I've been looking at the Emotiva XPA-3 (200w x 3), but wanted to check w everyone here whether buying this amp would make a substantial difference to what I have now. Thank you!