Amplifier Help: Need help deciding

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Daman, May 3, 2007.

  1. Daman

    Daman Second Unit

    Feb 4, 2004
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    I'm planning to setup a new home theater in the basement.. i've pretty much decided the speakers now after auditing lot of them. Im going with the Dali Helicons in a 5.1 setup(for now) and am looking for an amp to drive them and am in a bit of confusion of which amp to go with since i couldnot listen to the Dalis with all these amps except the Classe which the Dali dealer stocked. Here's my shortlist..

    Classe CA 5100
    Simaudio Aurora
    Cary Cinema 5

    Both the Cary and the Simaudio are almost twice the wattage per channel than the Cary. These speakers are 4 ohms, the classe outputs 200W pc, the Simaudio and Cary are near 370-400 W pc. I would have gone with Classe since the Dali dealer stocks these and would be able to give me a decent discount on it, but the only thing holding me back for now is the power rating.. any advice or tips would be really helpful! Thanks in advance.


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