I caved in to my audioholic addiction and have a pair of L150s at Orange County Speaker for refoam and check up. In looking around on this site and others, I see that JBL recommended continuous 300 wpc for these speakers, but on this site read that some folks with excellent gear are happy with 160 wpc. I can run the L150s with either a McIntosh MC-2120 at 120 wpc or a McIntosh MC-2205 at 200 wpc. Still, I am wondering: is the McIntosh MC-7300 at 300 wpc better sonically than the MC2300 at 300 wpc? The MC-7300 has Power Guard whereas the MC-2300 appears to not have it which is a concern because I do not care to blow out the speakers. JBL claims in their ad brochure that the speakers perform at their best at 300 watts continuous sine wave per channel... (JBL ad, p4, circa 1979).
At any rate, any suggestions for a good 300 wpc stereo amplifier and cost? Thoughts on this? Thanks!