I am an admitted newbie looking for advice setting up a new 2.0/2.1 home system primarily for audio. I have a pair of nice speakers--paragon acoustics radiant (smaller company, no longer in business, has Dynaudio drivers). I am looking for an appropriate set up to power them--amp or integrated receiver/amp (I think).
ease of running source from Mac as well as CD
the specs of the speakers are as follows:
Paragon "Radiant" speakers
Frequency range 35Hz - 25kHz
Frequency response 40Hz - 20kHz +/- 3db
Dimensions 39"h x 6.75"w x 10.5'd
Weight 43 lb (Each)
Sensitivity 90dB (1W,1m
Impedance 4 ohms (Nominal), 3 ohms (Min)
Minimum power 25 watts
Power Handling 100 watts (RMS), 150 watts (music), 1000 Watts
The Radiant can extend to above 25 kHz linearly without the pronounced resonance problem. The voice coil on the tweeter can withstand power bursts in excess of 600W when the tweeter is crossed over properly.
Looking to spend under $1500.