I skipped to the middle. I hope I am not restating. I would sell the Emo and put it toward your sub budget. With the subs and crossing over towers. The amp may no longer get hot. If it does keep a bit of money behind for a used 2-3 channel amp for the fronts. Just my 2 cents....\n\n\nSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk\n\n\nUnless there's something I don't know... I didn't want to sell the Emotiva.\n\nIt made a nice improvement in sound quality. Even with the towers alone, the Denon can't really keep up without getting hot, and the bass is not as great.