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5 or 7 Channel 150w $1000

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Mike~Sileck, May 22, 2004.

  1. Mike~Sileck

    Mike~Sileck Supporting Actor

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    I need to find a good 5 or 7 channel 150w amp for my new theater. Looking to shop under 1000$, but if its close, plmk. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Mike
     
  2. Nhan_H

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    Why 150 watts?

    Try the HK7200 (they rated it pretty low at like 110 watts, but has much more actual wattage). It was originally $1600 or so, and now you can find it for around $800.

    Other choices would be Yamaha 2400, Denon 3805 (you might have to go a little above the $1k mark), Pioneer elite (I don't know which model).

    Or try Audigon for some used models around that price range.
     
  3. Mike~Sileck

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    Nhan_H ~ I had looked at all three, and I have it down to the Denon or Yamaha for my receiver....but this thread is about my external amp that I want to use. Any ideas there? Only brands I know are like B&K and thats pretty much it. Let me know, thanks!

    Mike
     
  4. Nhan_H

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    Mike,

    Sorry I misunderstood. I'm not that familiar with the Amp market, as I've no interest in separates at the moment (due to monetary reasons). B&K is an excellent brand. You should also consider Outlaw. They have some new stuff coming out, so the old stuff my drop a little in price. I thought I saw a 5-channel amp (150 Watts) for $1299. You might find it for under a grand on Audiogon.
     
  5. Mike~Sileck

    Mike~Sileck Supporting Actor

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    Does anyone have any idea. I need a 5 or 7 channel 150w amp to mate with my (probably, tho not 100%) Denon avr 3805. Please give me any ideas, try to stay under 1000, or at least somewhere in that ballpark. thanks!

    Mike
     
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    Why get a 3805 and not a pre/pro?

    Look into the Rotel 1075. MSRP 999, [email protected], [email protected]
     
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    Marantz MM9000 (150x5) for $750.
     
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    There have been some Aragon 2007 (7 x 200) amps on Ebay...I've been drooling over....
     
  9. Mike~Sileck

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    Drew~ I need 9 channels of output (7.1 for zone 1, and stereo zone 2). Thanks tho.

    As for the Marantz and Aragon, they are intruguing, are there any other options? The 2007 is nice but it might be out of my price range. Plus I'm only really looking for 150w (tho the ability to expand later is nice). Thanks for the help, keep the ideas coming!

    Mike
     
  10. Drew_W

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    Go shopping and see what there is. And if you're going to couple an amp to an already good receiver, then it is obvious you're concerned about sonic. Wattage means nothing. A 40W amp can sound better than a 110W receiver. You really need to go to a dealer and *HEAR* the difference between the Denon and whatever amp you're going to use and see if the difference is great enough, or whether the amp you add will only be a lateral move from the Denon internal amps.
     
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    There is an offer to sell a new Parasound 1205A on audiogon for 1000US, 140W x 5 retail is 1200:

    http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/wtb....ult&1090001041
    see bottom of the list (not my listing...)

    8-9/10 Used they are selling for around the 800 mark. If you expand later, then Used Parasounds in various configurations pop up all the time.
     
  12. Stacy Huff

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    If you can stretch the budget, One Call is closing out the ATI 2505 (5 X 250 watts) for $1549.00. That's pretty powerful.

    They also have a 5-channel Adcom for $1000 that puts out 125 watts per channel. The difference between 125 watts and 150 watts is pretty negligible.
     
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    Outlaw 755 amp (200wpc x 5) can be bought for $1100.00 B stock. My buddy just bought one and mated it to a new Denon 3805.. sweet..
     

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