~$1000 5-channel amp for my JBL HT series speakers:

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  1. Kenneth Harden

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    OK, what are my options for a 5-channel amp in the $1000 range?

    My JBL's (HT4V and HT4H) are horn loaded, but not very sensitive, and they want a lot of current, I assume.

    What sort of amps should I be looking at?

    I will NOT be sending bass to the speakers (5.25" drivers), but they still want a lot of current.

    Can someone just drop some companies I should look at?

    My short list:

    Rotel (RMB-1075)
    NAD
    Adcom (GFA-7605)
    ATI (a little too $$$ I think)
    Outlaw (7100)
    Parasound (HCA-1205A)
    B&K (AV 125.5)
     
  2. John Robert

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    Amps are one thing I often buy used. Even units 1 or 2 years old often sell for 50 to 60% of their original MSRP. This opens doors at $1000 to bigger names or higher power...

    P.S. Just saw everything from a Cinenova Grande 3 (3 X 300!!!) to an Arcam amp in your price range @ Audiogon...
     
  3. Steve Lumbert

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    You can pick up a used Rotel RB-985 THX 5-channel amp for $450 - 500. I love mine. There are several review at audioreview.com

    Instead of getting a 7-channel amp, I just added a Harmon Kardon PA2000 for the rear channels to my setup for 7.1.
     

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