Originally Posted by xluben
I have seen the T-Amp online before, and it looks interesting, but how is it supposed to power full-size tower speakers with only 15 watts? And it will only work for stereo sound, correct?
Yeah, that's the rub. Regardless of the statistics, though, my Wharfedales can get PLENTY loud - I listen at about 8 o'clock (on the dial), generally, some recordings going up to 9 o'clock; this is impressive because the starting position is about 7 o'clock. The Athena floorstanders are extremely efficient, as well, and are actually probably the preferred choice for the T-Amp; I don't own them, so I can't say they're as good as the 8.3s, but they're supposed to work stupendously, as well.
As is, though, I really don't recommend buying a crappy amp, as it really hurts. The Diamond 8.3s have won a ton of awards saying they're worth 5x their cost, and the T-Amp has sites like 6Moons screaming with joy, claiming it's worth 100x what it costs. If you combine this with a decent budget source like the Onix CD-88, you'll have a VERY good setup that sounds very above its actual cost.
There ARE great values in loudspeakers, and these are they. The T-Amp is the KSC-35 of the speaker amp world, and they're almost a required purchase at this point, if you can make them fit your purchase at all.
That's my input, anyways.