First, headfi is almost always my first source for help or information. However, I hadn't ventured outside the headphone area much here, so I tried those forums first. Secondly, I hardly got any sort of comprehensive info on any of those other forums, and in fact got some conflicting advice. Third, it can't hurt to ask around, seeing as someone at any given place may have relevant or first-hand advice on the equipment in question. And finally, no, I'm not asking for a "technical dissertation" on this. I've read about impedance and sensitivity, and still don't quite have a grasp as to how it works in reality, specifically with the components in question.
I appreciate your opinion, though. I already own the Nova and I'm not looking to change that right now. It seems as though down the line I could add an amp into the chain and use the Nova as a preamp for a better system, but right now I'm focusing on speakers because I have the opportunity for local pickup, with no tax, on what seem to be a pretty well-liked pair of speakers. The real question I was trying to get an answer to was whether or not this is a mismatch of components.
I will be going to check the speakers out Saturday, but wasn't sure if I'd be able to bring my Nova to test, which is part of why I asked around.
Edited by rbf1138 - 5/10/12 at 6:38am