Yesterday I had a chance to hear both the MB Quart Componants and the Boston Z's and I've decided to go with the Z's. They recommend using an amplifier from 20-400 watts. What amp would you guys recommend? I would like the system to be as loud as possible with as little distortion as possible. I listen to a lot of Tori Amos, but also a lot of The Clash and Bad Brains. I'd like to get an 800/2 channel amp, if possible, if you can recommend a good one.
Also, the stats say the impedance is 3 ohm, how does that work when I look at perspective amplifiers???
Most amplifiers will show a rating at 4 ohms and 2 ohms, so you'll have to choose an amp based on what falls in between the two. For example, and amp that does 200x2 at 4 ohms and 400x2 at 2 ohms will do approximately 300x2 at 3 ohms. A Kicker KX850.2 (or the older 800.2) or SX900.2 will work well, as well as the Zapco Reference 750.2. A lot of it depends on how much money you can spend, there are many great amps out there.
For the amp I'd like to keep the cost to $1,500. I'd like to get something very good to go with the good speakers. But again, I'd like to send as close to 400 watts to each speaker as I can. Do you know of anything I can buy currently that will fit the bill?