5 or 3/2 channel to match Aragon 8008bb?

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  1. Kincade

    Kincade Second Unit

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    Hi everyone, I'm hoping to solicit your advice; I'm having a hard time finding any answers to this question.

    I'm picking up an 8008bb Aragon for my mains, but i'm running a 7.1 system, and need to get amplification that will match well with the 'bb'.

    Any suggestions? I've heard the acurus a200x5 is voiced similarly; and I've thought an 8008x3 for the center and 2 side surrounds, with a cheap amp for the rear surrounds might work as well...

    I've also read about the 4004 series, but I don't know how similar they sound to the 8008...

    I'd like to keep it around $2k total if I can, but I'm not sure if that's possible.

    Thanks for any advice you can give!
     
  2. Kevin T

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    kincade...there's an 8008x5 on audiogon right now for $2395. it would mate perfectly with the 8008bb.

    kevin t
     
  3. Ricky T

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    Or 8008x3 (1300) plus 8002 (550) or 8008st (850).
     
  4. Kincade

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    Kevin and Ricky,

    Thanks for the options, I'll be spending some time on agon tonight!

    BTW - I bought a sherbourne 7/2100 last month, and haven't opened it yet; I heard that it didn't compare favorably with the other amps out there like the Aragon, because of the Class G operation.

    What are your opinions on these Aragons vs. the Sherbourne? Is there a difference, or is it 95% vs 96%?
     

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