5 channel amp in the $900-1400 (retail) range? I'm leaning toward Marantz. Others?

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  1. Dan_C

    Dan_C Agent

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    I'm adding a 5 channel external amp to my HT system specifically to power my PSB 9C an 6Ts (and leaving my 2 surrounds to my receiver's internal amps). The extra 2 channels are for some time in the future when I buy 2 more rears for a 7.1 system.

    I've been thinking about the folllowing amps:

    -Marantz MM-9000

    -Rotel RMB-1075

    -Acurus A125x5

    Has anyone used one or more of these? Does anyone have any other suggestions in the $500-700 range (which translates to $900-$1500 retail). Thanks.
     
  2. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    I'd check the sales at onecall.com now and then too, sometimes you can get a great deal on some very nice gear.

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  3. TomH

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    Ubid continually posts the Acurus A125x5 and the A200x5.

    The 125 usually goes for $500-600 and the 200 for $800-900.

    Factory new, double boxed with warranty.

    Outstanding value.
     
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    have you considered getting a higher quality used amp? amps are one thing that is ok IMO to buy used, so you could get a better performer if you looked around a little. Marantz and Rotel both make great amps, but if you were willing to go used, you could get something a little higher up for about the same cost.
     
  5. Barrett

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    Dan_C,

    Hopefully you've noticed a similar thread that is active in this forum right now, titled "I am ready to buy an amp!!! I need a few recomendations." Recommendations listed there include Anthem, Marantz, Outlaw, Parasound, and Rotel (including my own experience with the superb Rotel RB-985MkII, predecessor to the current RMB-1075), among others. Feel free to jump into the discussion there if you don't get more response to your own question here. Good luck!
     
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    I have had the Rotel 1075 for about a month, and it is an amazing amp. Power, detail, reserves galore. It is like I have a whole new system. Further, it was just given the Gold Award for amps by SGHT.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Scott Yuri Stunt Coordinator

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    I've recently heard the Rotel with the PSB's and they sounded very nice. Although I haven't heard the others I'm sold on the brand.
     
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