15 x 28 is a fairly large room. If I am not mistaken you will need a more powerful power amp.I am about to say yes to a pair of Impression 11A's. My salesman is recommending I power them with a Parasound A23+ power amp along with a Yamaha RXA 1080 receiver. Any thouights? My room is 15' X 28'.
Marty - where are you based? With a room that size, I wonder if the 11A will be slightly out of its depth. Borderline perhaps depending on room acoustics and type and volume of music I suppose.I am about to say yes to a pair of Impression 11A's. My salesman is recommending I power them with a Parasound A23+ power amp along with a Yamaha RXA 1080 receiver. Any thouights? My room is 15' X 28'.
Because you want an extra 3dB?I can understand bigger amp for the 9's, but the 11'a have dual 275-watt class D amps in them. Why would I need an a Parasound 21 (300 watts) instead of the Parasound 23a+ (160 watts)?
Good advice. Very few amps are designed for; or tested with; 'stats. So caveat emptor.Also, don't let price sway any opinion. I tried amps 4 times more costly than my Krell and they just didn't like stats. 5 seconds into the first song it was very apparent they weren't a match.
I have Expression 13As (now for sale) and bought a Magtech to power them, although I already had a GamuT D200 Mk III. The Sanders was good, but I'm not sure better than the GamuT. However the Sanders was not good with other more efficient speakers as it was decidedly noisy. You probably won't notice this on inefficient ML speakers but it's something to bear in mind - get a home trial beforehand, though I believe Sanders offers that as standard - and has very few returned. PeterRegarding AMPS... I have Jeff Roland powering my Expressions (250w) and will in the next few years upgrade to the highly recommended Sanders Magtech. Note that I have a Parasound A31 to power my fronts and rears.
Bottom line.... to avoid amp upgradeitis I'd suggest you get more quality power +250Watts to start and consider Denon/Marantz receiver or prepro in place of Yamaha.