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Best Multi-Channel amplifier under U$2000,00

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by JohMabe, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. JohMabe

    JohMabe Well-Known Member

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    I've checked out the Anthem MCA-5, the Rotel and the Parasound. What other brand and models would you guys recommend? Or you would recommend getting another stereo system and going 4 speakers only?
     
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  3. JohMabe

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    Apparently they are out of it. Anyway, it seems a little off my price range. Any others?
     
  4. Yogi

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    My favourites are B&K (new/used), Rotel (new), Classe (used) and Parasound (new) in your price range. All have a nice and smooth laidback sound which will be musically satisfying for years (and ears) to come.

    MHO.
     
  5. Christopher_Ham

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    Check out the ATI amps. They are built like tanks and have the best customer service I have ever dealt with, plus, I love the sound!!
     
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    Add Sherbourn to your list, the most neutral amp I have heard in the sub $2K range.
     
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    I have been very happy with my Sherwood Newcastle 5 channel amp, I bought it new off ebay for 450.00.
     
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    Sherbourn 5210
     
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    Why no mention of Outlaw amps? I thought they were considered to be among the "good yet affordable" amps?

    My budget for a 7-channel amp is under $2K as well and I'm considering Outlaw products.
     
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    The Outlaw 770 looks like a "best buy" for well under $2K. If I go the separates route (still undecided due to money considerations...go figure) it will be my amp, unless something better for the same money pops up.
     
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    I am running an ATI 1505 with the Anthem Avm20. My speakers are (don't laugh) Paradigm Monitor 7's.
    I love the sound. I got to borrow a Parasound 2205AT that I have been lusting after from a dealer friend of mine. This amp is according to Stereophile's guide to home theater is one of the best. Well in my system it sounded damn good.
    But gone was my tight bass and the extended highs. I had a friend over when I did it and he said the same things I was thinking.
    Now I'm not saying the ATI beat the Parasound. I am saying in my system I like the ATI. It is a little more forward while the Parasound is a little more rounded. If you get what I mean. They are both good and extremely powerful amps and both can be had well under the $2000.00 mark.
    Just my two cents, and not written to cause a debate.
     
  14. Richard_B

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  15. JohMabe

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    I might be going 2-channel in the end. What is the best I can get used for under $1000,00?
     
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    Because I have $5000.00 in electronics powering $600.00 in speakers. Isn't there some over-kill going on here?
    I think I did the whole thing backwards.
     
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    Chris, my system was sort'a like yours but I did live in an apartment back then,...well, I got a pair of Monitor 11's for the front and made the Monitor 7's the side speakers for M/C music. I too had nicer electronics than speakers, relatively, Marantz AV9000, Rotel 993 amp, ect. The 11's move alot more air. Best wishes!
     
  18. Ricky T

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    Not a bad deal 1k deal (denon poa8300/8200): 5 power transformers for 5 amp channels in two relatively small (5inch tall) chassis:

    http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cl.p...2117155&2&3&4&

    Chris,

    I do think your ratio is a little skewed! Your electronics can definitely take one speaker upgrade.
     
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    You may also want to check out the Earthquake Cinenova Grande 5. There is a small following (including myself, John Casler, Khoa Tran, others) on this board and other boards and we LOVE this amp.
     
  20. ChrisHeflen

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    Gee Ricky, thanks for rubbing it in.
    What would you suggest?
     

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