The Nad2100 is ok, a set of 2700THX might be better as it can play much louder without strain. My first movie/stereo setup consisted of a pair of 2700THX bridged and they could play loud without any strain. I later switched it to bi-amped configuration for a more musical result and it was later replaced by a few different amps... I helped a close friend configure a movie/stereo system based on the Nad208THX as front main amplifier and it proved to be even better. All these options should be rather cheap in the 2nd hand market now as I once saw a 208THX go for just ~700 2nd hand.Originally Posted by GitS
If you are considering a replacement for your 8000A, the 208THX is a good bet as its just as good on music IMO and it can play orchestral music on a lifelike scale.
Well all these are capable performers 8-10years ago, don't know much about current trends as I've been out of the scene for 4years.