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Amplifier Help: Need help deciding

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Daman


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Posted May 03 2007 - 01:06 AM

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.