I decided to get the Axiom M2i and now I have to pick a stereo receiver to go along with it, basically this setup is solely for playing music only, I listen to mostly new-age, jazz, classical, and love Hans Zimmer stuff, I also prefer music with airy and natural sounding vocal as well. My budget for amplification is only $500, I thought about getting the AudioSource Amp Two (rated at 80w x2) pair up with the Parasound P/HP850 preamp, both of them have excellent spec and great reviews. I'm also considering the Harman Kardon HK3480 that everyone rave about. What do you think? please give me some advice and if there's any better options, thanks.
Mid range is meant to play just that...mid range, it distort like hell when you try to force it to play something it was not design to, that's why I prefer the M2 over the M3, I heard both of them and much prefer M2, especially with a sub!! :-) I'd already plans on getting an additional sub to handle the low frequency so I need for now is a good amplifier or receiver. I'm checking out those suggestions you made and if possible I'll have to audition them in person as well, thanks for your respond. :-)