Need a 7 channel amp...

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  1. ericks

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    This is my first post here, though I've been reading for a few days - this seems like a great group of enthusiasts so I'm hoping you can help guide me. I've been shopping for a 7 channel amp for my HT. Budget is $2K or less and I'm willing to go used if necessary. I like a "warm" and "open" sound overall - I love tube amps for example. I'm looking at something in the 125-200 wpc area to drive a Definitive Technology system. I've been looking at Sherbourn, NAD, and Sunfire mostly. What else should I be considering? I don't have many local dealers, so I'm going to have to make a decision based primarily on user opinion [​IMG] . Those of you that sell higher end equipment that can throw me a good deal are more than welcome to send one my way [​IMG] . This is just the beginning for me - once this piece is bought, I'll be looking for a dedicated pre/pro.
     
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    You might want to look at Outlaw audio equipment too. They've won a bunch of awards, with their stuff. See it here: http://www.outlawaudio.com/
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
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    Another internet direct company to look at is http://www.emotiva.com/. I recently added their IPS-1 amplifier and am thoroughly impressed by it.

    -Robb
     
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    Thanks for the input so far. I was looking at the IPS-1. What are your overall impressions on this amp? Is it fatiguing in any way to listen to?

    I looked at Outlaw's website and read some reviews, but most people seem to say the Outlaws aren't "warm" sounding.
     
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    If I found it fatiguing in the least, I'd have returned it by now.

    -Robb
     
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    Check eBay for a use Sunfire. I got lucky and got mine when a local store was loosing there Caver dealer. so I picked my Signature cinema grand 7 for $1900 out the door.. You can fine good deals.. you just have to know what your looking for..

    Shannon
     

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