Ok, due to lower price options I have narrowed my amp choices down to these two amps to run my Paradigm Monitor 7v2s. As I have stated in other posts I am mainly interested in the amps musical performance. Especially loud hard hitting rock music. Here are the specs for each: Anthem MCA II series 2 (NEW) Features: - 2 x 200/350 watts (8/4 ohms) - Balanced and RCA inputs - Patented "auto on" circuit - Anthem industrial design Input Facilities: - 2 x XLR (Balanced) - 2 x RCA (Unbalanced) - Patented auto on circuit for ease of use - 2 x custom dual binding posts Bryston 3BST (USED) Features: 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms 200 watts per channel into 4 ohms 400 watts, bridged into 8 ohms Over 3,200 cm/square of heatsinking Regulated power supplies to all voltage gain stages Gold plated input and output connectors Switchable balanced XLR-1/4 inch and RCA unbalanced inputs Remote power turn-on 4-12V, AC/DC (optional) Silver Faceplate Available Also, what are the advantages in using Balanced XLR over unbalanced RCA Here is all the info I can give you: Room = 10ft(W) X 18ft(L) X 8ft(H) Yamaha RXV 800 (100w RMS X 5) Mains Paradigm Monitor 7v2s Subwoofer Paradigm PW2200 Music Preference: ROCK (Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, ACDC, GnR) Any advice is greatly appreciated. ------------------ Oops, I dropped my eardrums. Could you pick them up for me?