Adding amps to a LLano 3-channel setup -- suggestions?

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  1. Ken Woodrow

    Ken Woodrow Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 12, 2001
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    My current configuration (details in my sig) is a Sony DB930 receiver powering my surrounds and two outdoor speakers with the Llano Trinity 3-channel (200 w/ch) driving my FR, FL, and C. I plan to upgrade by ditching the receiver and going to the following setup:

    Source 1 = Home theater PC w/ multichannel analog outs

    Source 2 = Multichannel SACD or DVD-Audio player

    Pre-Amp = Sony TA-P9000ES (multichannel analog preamp with two sets of 5.1 inputs, and a 5.1 and stereo passthrough)

    Llano 3-channel amp: Front L, R, and C

    ???? amp: For L, R surrounds and two outdoor speakers (same zone).

    I don't want to spend an enormous amount of $$, but I do need some power to drive the outdoor speakers and to stand up to the LLano in the theater. Sound quality is not paramount, b/c the surrounds seldom carry as much info as the front 3 channels.

    I was thinking about pro amps -- cheaper per watt. Any thoughts?


  2. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

    Mar 14, 2000
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    Depending on budget, you could look at something along the lines of a pair of Marantz MA-700 monoblocks (used) and also consider something along the lines of a Bryston 4B, or Parasound 200wpc amplifier.
    If $$$ weren't a concern, I'd go for another Llano [​IMG]

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