Any decent 2ch. amps for ~ $800 CDN??

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  1. Nick V

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    I am looking for a 2 channel amp to get myself as a Christmas present. The only problem is that my funds are a bit short right now, and all I could imagine spending is $800.00 Canadian.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction for a good amp. It will be powering Paradigm Monitor 11 v2's. Someting around 125watts (or more) would be ideal. BTW, I haven't ruled out buying used.

    Could someone please point me in the right direction (or any direction at all?)

    Thanks,
    Nick
     
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    Rotel, Parasound, Marantz and Outlaw all make good amps in that price range. If you decide to wait until the new year, the Outlaw 200 would be a good choice. I use Marantz 125wpc mono blocks on my downstairs system with a Rotel Pre that I think are really nice, but if I was doing it now I would buy the 200wpc Outlaw blocks. I'm sure that you can do much better on the used market if you look around.
     
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    Thanks for the input, unfortunately 2 of those Outlaw block comes out to almost $1000 Canadian before taxes and shipping.

    Is buying used the only way I can get a decent amp for around $800 CDN??
     
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    Nick, check out www.canuckaudiomart.com It's like audiogon for Canadians. All in Canadian funds with no borders to ship through.
     
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    Someone on audiogon is selling a Counterpoint NPS 200 for
    approx 600US... you may be able to get it for close to 800 cdn and I think it is a killer amp (I am debating buying it myself).

    M.
     
  7. Nick V

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    I can get the Harman Kardon PA2000 for approx $750 CDN. Is this a good amp? I understand it will do 2x100 Watts in Bridged mode.

    Also, I can get 2 Marantz 6100 monoblocks for approx $1050 CDN, but that's really stretching the budget.

    Any thought, or would the best bet be to wait it out and try to find a good deal on a used amp??
     
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    Im in the same boat as you Nick. I want a 2 ch amp, with only 800 CDN to spend. I have decided to buy used. Since Amp technology doesn't change at a rapid pace, I figured used would be the best bet for price/performance. For example, I have my eye on a used Adcom 555 amp. 200w x 2, and it seems to be a good amp based on reviews. Also, I can get one for about 400 USD which is below my 800 CDN budget. So in short, I would go for a used amp with your budget.
     

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