Looking to pair the 707’s with a Wyred amp

I’m leaning towards getting the 707’s based on the price (however, I’m looking forward to a comparison with the new L600). I’m looking at using the Wyred ST-500, do you think this would be a good pair? My only concern is comments that the Wyred is a smooth amp that may not be best for a darker/mellow side of neutral speaker. Here’s the amp:

https://wyred4sound.com/products/power-amps/stereo/st-mkii-series

Thanks.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,074
    edited November 23
    One can never go wrong with a "smooth" amp regardless of the speakers.
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  • Donovan84Donovan84 Posts: 13
    edited November 23
    Good point! I’ve heard others pairing these Polks with Parasound amps. Comparing the Wyred with a Parasound 2250, opinions? Wyred appears to be a pretty small company, so, I’m guessing few have heard it, but you never know. Once my printer is working again, I’ll print out and compare spec sheets and see if anything jumps out.
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,104
    edited November 23
    I believe we do have some folks here who have or has had the W4s mono blocks with Polk’s and have gotten good results. I haven’t heard their amps but I do have a recovery from them and had a dac2 in the past. They make a quality product I feel. Phone support is also solid with them.
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  • Donovan84Donovan84 Posts: 13
    edited November 23
    Couple other options: NAD 275BEE or Peachtree amp500
    Post edited by Donovan84 on
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 651
    Just checked for a sig block but he doesn't have one, however, I believe @Toolfan66 has Wyred components and 707's in 2 rigs.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,281
    The wyred I know is definitely not smooth.
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  • Donovan84Donovan84 Posts: 13
    edited November 24
    Thanks, yep Minnesota resident. Well, my amp question may be on hold for awhile. In my to-be-built home, I was thinking of going 2-channel only. I’m backing off that idea. Which means an AVR. Depending on which one I get, it will dictate if I immediately get a 2-channel amp for the mains. If I get an Anthem MRX 720 or 1120 (or maybe the new NAD T 778), I’ll want to see if that is sufficient.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,281
    If you are serious about music, get a preamp with HT bypass and still use dedicated amp/s for the front two.
  • Donovan84Donovan84 Posts: 13
    edited November 24
    Yea, good point. Many upper end AVR’s have some type of pure direct/ stereo mode and preamp outputs for a stereo amp, One thing appealing towards the Anthem receiver is the ability to store multiple bass management/EQ settings. This would allow a setting for 5.1 and one for music. I’m assuming some of the other high end AVR’s have this as well.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,281
    No avr will do music justice.
  • Donovan84Donovan84 Posts: 13
    edited November 24
    Is there something specific to look for in AVR’s to know if it accepts (works with) a preamp or integrated amp that has home theater bypass feature?

    Update: I found this in an article: The surround amplifier (or receiver) needs to have pre-outs for the front-left and front-right speakers that bypass the unit’s own power amplification and output an analogue signal to the stereo amp. Pre-outs are pretty common on AV amps above £500 (we’ve listed some current models below).

    By the way, is the benefit to the home theater bypass from the better amp or a better preamp or both? If it’s both, is it mostly one or the other?
    Post edited by Donovan84 on
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,074
    You're still using the pre amp in the AVR, so the benefit is the power amp.
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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,045
    ^When using it in the HT mode. When using the it in 2 channel you're bypassing the AVR. So both the preamp and the amp.
  • Donovan84Donovan84 Posts: 13
    edited November 26
    Doing some research, sounds like Peachtree Audio is a good option. Either the amp500 if I just did the amp. Or, their nova300 integrated if I did the home theater bypass.

    By the way, with my layout, where ceiling speakers would be the surround ones, I’m thinking of just doing a 5.1 or 7.1 system. Sounds like Atmos may be too tricky. Trying to get regular surround speakers on stands may be too problematic. I’ve attached a photo of the same model I’ll be building (however, without the sunroom in the far right of the photo, nor will I have the fireplace which will give me a few feet deeper wall where you see the TV).nq3ix9ft76jr.jpeg
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,137
    Donovan84 wrote: »
    Doing some research, sounds like Peachtree Audio is a good option. Either the amp500 if I just did the amp. Or, their nova300 integrated if I did the home theater bypass.

    By the way, with my layout, where ceiling speakers would be the surround ones, I’m thinking of just doing a 5.1 or 7.1 system. Sounds like Atmos may be too tricky. Trying to get regular surround speakers on stands may be too problematic. I’ve attached a photo of the same model I’ll be building (however, without the sunroom in the far right of the photo, nor will I have the fireplace which will give me a few feet deeper wall where you see the TV).nq3ix9ft76jr.jpeg

    Thank GOODNESS. I want to throttle the person who came up with the thought that it would be a good idea to place TVs above fireplaces. Not only is the heat a terrible thing for the TVs, the location is usually too high for "safe" viewing angles as it relates to your neck.
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