choosing an amp

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  1. joe12345

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    i am searching online for a not so popular amp. in order to save money i only want features i need.

    i need
    8 ohm
    70 watt max
    mono
    good thd
    20hz to 200hz

    and a second
    same only 160 watt max

    i will use an oscilloscope so i understand il want some extra watts to keep good thd and from clipping
    any sugestions? so far all i can find is audiosource and diy boards however if i consider diy anymore il ask in diy section
     
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    and from what i understand audiosource amps like to explode
     
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    HTD.comAnd why "max"?The lowest HTD is 100(I think)...but it has this thing called a "gain knob".
     
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    max because its actually all the speakers need, i know it sounds like little watage, i dont want to pay for watts im not going to use

    unless the gain knob your refering to is the volume knob i wont need it on my amp

    thank you please more suggestions i cant seem to decide on anything
     
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    Your thinking is backwards. Bass eats up headroom. It is safer to ask a 200 watt amp for 70 watts, than it is to ask a 70 watt amp to hit its limit.
     
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    your right the max watts arent my biggest concern its thd
    the speaker needs 70 watts max, so the amp need to reach 70 watts without clipping, when i said

    i need
    70 watts max

    i meant

    up to 70 watts with less than .01 distortion
     
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    im still leaning toward the audiosource amp it should do the job only thing is i want more options
     

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