Good evening, all--
I was hoping for a little advice with regards to a new amplifier. I am looking for something with good power and clean sound at both extremes of the hearing range. I'm also hopelessly out of date on current equipment, so I figured this might be a good place to start.
I'm running some old speakers that I love--the B&W Matrix 801s Series 3. They're huge, they're old, they're power hogs . . . and yet I still love the sound. I forget the exact specification, but they are something like 12-28,000 HZ at -3db, so I'd like to find an amp that will cater to the upper and lower ranges as needed.
So . . . I'm guessing at least 200+ watts, clean pass-through from a pre-amp, and nimble enough for a variety of source material--movies, classical, rock, metal, opera, etc. I know it's a lot to ask, but . . . anything under the $2k range? I'd rather not blow $25k on an amp! :)
Thank you, folks.