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Watts! How many do we need?
My advice, take it or leave it:  is to note what the speaker manufacturer recommends as a minimum power recommendation into the 8 Ohm load of the speaker, then note what the minimum (not nominal) impedance is, then double down the recommended powe... 
Watts! How many do we need?
@jfmusic, I’d often seen stereo amps displaying wildly different readings when fed mono signals. While it’s very true that the fault could lobe elsewhere, it’s doubt it is not more often than not that the meters are at fault. When queried about th... 
Watts! How many do we need?
The meters found on most amps are very rarely calibrated, and more often mislead rather inform.  
Do you belong more to souce first or to speakers first school of thought ?
+1 @jpwarren58   
Tube Amp recommendation for Thiel CS1.6 under $2k
I agree with @soix . Tube power is not likely to be the best choice for money spent on these speakers. Those power reccomendations are for standard 8 Ohm power ratings with the assumption that the amps can double down with impedance. As a bare min... 
How well does Tidal through Roku work?
Well it’s moot now. Roku has dropped Tidal. Darn shame, as with the new Tidal pricing it was a heck of a combination value.  
This sound-suppressing silk can create quiet spaces
I wonder if this material might be suitable for loudspeaker baffles?  
This sound-suppressing silk can create quiet spaces
Now, that is interesting. When at what cost might this be commercially available? Thanks for posting.  
Thiel Owners
@audiofilo123, The SCS’s can be just the right Thiel’s for many small rooms. The versions without the decorative only cabinet extensions of the “T” version are probably the preferred model though.  
Oppo 205 with Parasound JC-1s
@arnold_h Running an Oppo 205 directly into amplifiers can be a great set up....in the right system. The JC 1's might not qualify with their pretty sensitive (especially for ss) input of 1 V for full output, rather than the 2 V more commonly see... 
Thiel Owners
@jim86, The Aragon 4004 MkII might not be an ideal candidate for either the Thiel CS 3.6 or Thiel 2.3.: Aragon 4004 Dual Mono Power Amplifier Manual | HiFi Engine Thiel CS3.6 loudspeaker Measurements | Stereophile.com Thiel CS2.3 Loudspeaker Me... 
Purify 1et400a vs 1et7040sa vs 500 Nilai
...."Not going with Mono as I like the sound of stereo better."... You do realiize that for stereo one could use two Mono amps?  
Magnetar
^ I don’t know where the future is going. Time will tell.  
Magnetar
With the growth of mult-channel streaming perhaps it might be time to reconsider the notion of surround sound as only a home theater sound effects concept going forward?  
Magnetar
The Oppo 205 uses a 9038Pro for the stereo outputs and a 9038Pro for the surround sound outputs. The Magnetar uses a 9038Pro for the stereo outputs and a 9028 for the surround outputs.