Hello there. I'm curious if anyone has tried pairing a low-mid range preamp & amp or integrated amp on high end speakers? I am curious because I am flirting with the idea of returning my Anthem STR integrated amp, and putting out the difference on those Focal 1038BE's.\nCorrect me if I'm wrong, but a midrange amp setup paired to high end speakers will sound better than a high end amp paired to meh\/midrange speakers [Polk RTi A9s]? If I say put a Monolith amp and "X?" preamp, would I get the pure, Angelic sound of these speakers still?\nI have someone who will buy my Polks right now, plus $4600 to bring back the amp, and I end up only paying about $3k for the Focals. That way I have my dream speakers and I can save up for a good amp\/pre. How much would I be looking at to drive these Focals effectively and not compromise sound? I don't want to starve them, minimum 200wpc PS.\nI'm still within the return range, been thinking of nothing else lately. Please help. Thanks.\n\n*Anthem room correction is astonishing and makes high end speakers sound better in any given room, but I think keeping that and getting $9k speakers is too greedy.