I have the same speakers and am also looking for a 5 channel power amp.
I have tried both the arcam offerings and thought they were quite poor ( I dont like arcam stuff fullstop so thats probably why) in comparison to the meridian G55 I also tried which cost the same as the FMJ Arcam but the meridian didnt quite have the guts I wanted being only 100 watts per channel.
Primare do the 30.5 £1700 which should sound good with the GS range of speakers .
I am also seeing if I can get hold of a secondhand Chord SPM2400 .
Trying to get to see and hear Parasound stuff is nigh on impossible although it seems to have a good write up.
Its a shame MF dont do a multi channel amp as the GS range sounds great partnered with their Amps.
If you find anything that sounds great please let me know
The Rotel 1095 looks fantastic value for money but again its getting to be able to demo one with the GS speakers. You can also get a 6 channel Rotel thats bridgeable into three channels giving 150 WPC , I was thinking of buying maybe 3 of these (it costs roughly the same as a single 1095) and biamping all 3 front speakers with two amps and running the rears of the third, No idea what it would sound like though but the GS speakers love to be Biamped.
I a finding buying a 5 channel poweramp an extremely difficult thing to do as you cant get to hear anything thats not run of the mill
i'll second the Primare, they work nicely with MA GR/GS range.......and seconding again its a shame MF havnt gotten back in to the multi channel arena, i remember hearing they were thinking about it, but i guess they've decided against it
I have been toying the idea of just getting an A5 integrated as I am really only after better stereo performance ,I believe the integrated has a home theatre direct input which just utilises the amp circuitry and by passes the pre amp sections. This would also allow me to connect my CD directly to the A% rather than have to run it through my AV receiver .
Not sure how the A5 would powered fronts would gel with the centre running of my Receiver if I added one.