Post by roadrunner on Sept 28, 2012 12:24:10 GMT -5
You really have not provided enough information about your listening room, your intended list of A/V equipment, and your listening habits with movies/video and audio for us to provide you with an educate response to your amp needs. What are the exact dimensions of your listening room? ...the number, size, and location of doors and windows? ...the number and location of speakers, 5.1 or 7.1 channels? ...do you have an "open floor plan" with adjacent rooms? ...type of construction materials for floors, walls and ceiling, carpeting or wood/tile flooring, flat or cathedral ceilings, etc?
All of these things influence the power needed for your Home Theater system. The Emotiva Reference Series speakers are very dynamic and can be driven to very high sound pressure levels, but they are not very efficient. Thus you may need XPA power amps if you like listening to music and movie soundtracks at convincing levels.
The more information you can share with us the more accurate our feedback to you will be. You are off to a good start with the ERT-8.3s and the ERM-6.3 for center channel. If you have a floor plan or photographs of your listening room it would be very useful to us in tailoring our responses to you. Welcome to the Emotiva Lounge.