2 Channel amp ??, what would you do???

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  1. rodneyH

    rodneyH Supporting Actor

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    I currently have a Rotel amp that is 150wpc amp, I have an oppertunity to get an "audiophile" quality amp for a great price. I can get if for just over $1000, it retails for almost $2500. I have a connection in the industry that has the connection for me. This amp (I can't mention the brand, b/c I don't want the company to know how I am getting it, they may stop the transaction, but maybe not) has been hyped up to compete with many $5-10,000 amps (believe it or not). The $1000 price is a couple hundred more than I was wanting to spend, but it is still a great deal.

    btw, the amp puts out over 200 wpc, and sounds great and LOOKS awesome too!!

    I am leaning towards getting it (in other words, I dont have to talk my wife into it, I already have the $$, etc, etc...) but want some help from some of you guys/gals before i spend a lot of $$$ (a lot to me)

    btw, I am running B&W CDM7NT speakers, Sony SACD 222es, Technics DVD-Audio-A10, Parasound 1800 pre/pro, SVS sub.
     
  2. David Judah

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    You know what most of us are going to say, Rodney--don't walk, but run to buy it--you can do it!
    Of course, then someone is going to come along and tell you that all amps sound the same, so it doesn't matter. [​IMG]
    Seriously, it's a no-brainer. Get the amp.
    DJ
     
  3. rodneyH

    rodneyH Supporting Actor

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    DAve, that is the 1 advantage to having the Separates in a different section, now someone with a $200 receiver can't say "they all sound the same"
     
  4. DennisZ

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    Rodney, if you don't want it let me know.[​IMG]
    Denny
     
  5. Miles_W

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    Rodney,

    Denis brings up a good point... you will always be able to turn it around and sell it for at least what you paid... Seems like an easy decision...
     
  6. rodneyH

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    GOing to get a cashiers check, No turning back now, no WAY!!
     
  7. Evan S

    Evan S Cinematographer

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    Rodney, after you buy the amp can you at least tell us the make/model and your impressions? Not that I have $2500 to spend or anything, but down the road, a dedicated 2 channel amp for music is going to be an addition to my system, I can see it already. LET US KNOW!!!!
     
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    What do you want us to do, give you reassurance that this is the right thing to do? Only you can decide that. Hey Rodney, Just do it. You can always sell it if you decide not to keep it.
     
  9. Brian Corr

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    So are you gonna be selling the Rotel??
     
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    If you like the sound quality and won't have any trouble obtaining factory service later, why not?
     
  11. rodneyH

    rodneyH Supporting Actor

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    Evan, Yes I will post what it is and how I like it.

    No, I wont be selling my 3X150w Rotel, I will use this as to power my center, and surrounds (I was using it to power my mains and center with a 80wpc NAD to power my surrounds), so now I will get more/clean power to my mains AND my surrounds (wow, now I am even more convinced)

    Thanks for all your advice, check is going out tomarrow, hope to get it by next week!!
     

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