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Thread: Sierra 2 amp needs

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    Default Sierra 2 amp needs

    I was running my Sierra 2 for a while now from Emotiva mini A-100 and i always liked the sound

    Recently i switched it out to Yamaha receiver rx-v675(mainly due to ease of using with a remote) and i have to say the life is sucked out of the audio. Poor dynamics is what i noticed the most.

    I wonder how many are running these fine speakers from AVR taps and do not get the best sound possible.

    Also if anyone had a chance to try different amps with Sierra 2, did you find any special pairing?

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    Default Re: Sierra 2 amp needs

    I run my Sierra 2s and Lunas with Emotiva XPA-200 and Sierra Towers + Horizon with Emotiva XPA-3. I tried the Sierra 2s with Parasound A23 and didn't find any difference in sound so I returned it back and kept the XPA-200.
    Enrico Castagnetti @ Rythmik Audio
    Media Room: Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers w/ RAAL, Horizon w/ RAAL, Sierra 2s & Lunas | Rythmik F12SE (x2) | Emotiva XMC-1 | Emotiva XPA-3 & XPA-200 | Oppo 105D | Bluesound Node 2 | Sony HW40ES |
    Desktop: Dynaudio BM5 mkIII | Rythmik L22 | Apogee Quartet | 27" iMac|
    Bedroom: B&W 685 S2 | Rythmik LVX12 | Marantz NR1606 | Emotiva XPA-200 Gen 2 | Samsung UN50JU6500 |

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    Default Re: Sierra 2 amp needs

    Quote Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post
    I run my Sierra 2s and Lunas with Emotiva XPA-200 and Sierra Towers + Horizon with Emotiva XPA-3. I tried the Sierra 2s with Parasound A23 and didn't find any difference in sound so I returned it back and kept the XPA-200.
    I am debating this as well, because I currently have a RX-A660, and I'm thinking of donating this receiver to my parents for a RX-A2070 + Emotiva XPA-3 Gen3 for the Front LCR. They current run a Denon from the late 90's, early 00's.

    It's also an excuse to add another pair of Atmos speakers to my condo.

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    Default Re: Sierra 2 amp needs

    Quote Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post
    I run my Sierra 2s and Lunas with Emotiva XPA-200 and Sierra Towers + Horizon with Emotiva XPA-3. I tried the Sierra 2s with Parasound A23 and didn't find any difference in sound so I returned it back and kept the XPA-200.
    Thanks! Parasound was in my list of items to try one day, but i probably don't need to rush out and get one because Emotiva does an excellent job powering the Sierra 2s

    I think i will get rid of my AVR and get some separates

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