Personally, I think the BBE is nothing more than a simple EQ ( If you check the specs it boosts @ 50 Hertz and 8000 hertz IIRC).
That's 1 reason I don't think you need both units.
On the power side, can you reach your level of volume that you like without straining your receiver? Has it ever gone into protection shutdown because you were driving it hard? If not & you're happy with the sound, consider yourself lucky.
The AL-IIIs are a difficult load, mostly due to the passive crossover. An amp capable of putting a comfortable 600 watss at 4 ohms into them will get the most out of them. It all really depends on your common listening level & your expectations from a speaker.
I wohld definitely lose either the eq or the BBE. You don't need both.
From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire: a quiet box of endless power.
Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)
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