In TAS 198 December 2009 Issue. 6 Recommended systems were presented. On the 15K+ and $30K+ systems, ARCsp17 pre-amp and ARC VS115 Power amp is recommended with “several” different types of systems in these categories. Given how critical a speaker/amp match is, my question is that this matching recommendation is based on what?
1.Have these 2 Audio Research components even been tested/reviewed by TAS? Or is this just a recommendation because it’s simply ARC gear?
2. In one of the posts on avguide.com JV states that Quad 2905 are low sensitivity speakers therefore 100W-200W is about right for them, even though they clip at very high levels. Yet here the 2905’s are matched with a 60W Conrad Johnson LP66s amplifier, almost ½ or less of what he states in the post. Has that Conrad Johnson amp been actually tested with a 2805 or a 2905? Or is this based on tests with older quads or other speaker models?
3. If none of these matched components in this issue have been reviewed by a TAS reviewer are they planning to do a review or what? If it has been reviewed then in what issue of TAS?
I am curious how these recommendations and system matching were made specifically with regard to the ARC and CJ gear driving the speakers listed for the system.