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Mixing amps


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#1 of 2 John*DII

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Posted February 09 2003 - 04:59 AM

I am thinking about getting a B&K amp to drive the fronts and use my marantz mm9000 to drive the surrounds. Is this okay or should all speakers be driven with the same brand amp?

#2 of 2 Yogi

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Posted February 10 2003 - 01:50 AM

They are both warm sounding amps so you shouldn't be worried about mixing them. I have mixed a Proceed for the mains and a B&K for center and surrounds and I love the combo. The Proceed is dynamic and accurate and well suited for the main L/R channels and the B&K is warm sounding and well suited for vocals in the center. I think this way I can get a perfect match and I have been happy so far. So mixing amps is not such a bad idea. If anything you should be worried about mixing speakers.
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