MY SONY ESGX69 BLEW UP, I'M CONSIDERING REPLACING WITH EITHER OF THESE TWO ELITE AMPS OR THE NEW MARANTZ SR7500. I AM RUNNING PARADIGM SPEAKERS ALL AROUND, MONITOR 7'S IN THE FRONT, CC370 CENTER, TITANS REAR AND VELODYNE SUB. CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND WHICH OF THESE AMPS BEST COMPLIMENTS THESE SPEAKERS.......BEEN 12 YRS SINCE I BOT AN AMP, I'M LOST.
STH, Paradigm speakers are described often as "laidback", and as such most people recommend pairing them with receivers which will not further enhance that quality. Elite and Marantz are somewhat warmer than what you want to run Paradigm with. Look to NAD, Rotel, Yamaha, even Denon Arcam is another superb brand that may do the trick. Ask the dealer if you can borrow the amp and try at home, or conversely if you can bring your speakers to test them in the store. In terms of cost, Yamaha and Denon will be at the lower end (depending on the model of course), while Arcam will probably be the most expensive.