~$200 2-channel amp recommendations?

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  1. Aaron H

    Aaron H Supporting Actor

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    Hi, I need a small-ish 2 channel amp to drive some speakers in another room. I was thinking about something in the 50-75W range. I definitely don't mind buying used if it can help me get a better amp. Any suggestions out there? I hate to be a poser, but I think it'd be cool to get a "higher-end" brand name like Acurus, Rotel, etc, if any of those types of companies products can be found used at that price-range.

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  2. Brian R

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    Aaron

    On Ebay the Rotels in the 50 and 70 watt range usually sell for less than $200.00. If you can stretch it to 250.00 there is a Rotel Stereo Power Amp, Model RB-870BX, 100 watts per channel, that has a buy it now price of $249.00.
     
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    Yah used is probably the way to go. I don't think I have seen any new amps for that price. If you bump it up to $350-$400 then you could buy new, but from an unauthorized dealer.
     
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    I purchased a used Rotel 980BX (120 watts X 2) on Ebay for under $200. The exterior has a few scratches, but it sounds great. With a little luck and persistence you should be able to find a used Rotel RB970BX, RB971, RB956AX or RB980BX at your targeted price.

    Mike
     
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    keep looking at e-bay and audiogon and you should be able to find a stereo amp in the 75-100W/ch range for $200.
     
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    If your speakers are sensitive enough, you could get a pair of Antique Sound Labs tube monoblocks. They're $119 each and I think they sound better than anything solid state in that price range.

    -Mike..
     

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