Best 2-channel amp $300 or under

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  1. James_T

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    My parents need an amp to connect to a Marantz SR-7000 and thus provide multi-room capability (the amp is for the second room, where most music is listened to). What is the best one at $300 or under that can be bought ASAP (ie no waiting for a special deal on ebay or audiogon)?
     
  2. Jeffrey Noel

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    I've heard really good things about this 2-channel amp. It's priced at $249.99, but you should be able to talk the price down if you call JandR.com, as I have done on other products before.
    Here it is: http://www.jandr.com/JRProductPage.p...827&showcase=t
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  3. Steve Daniels

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    I'll second the recommendation for the AudioSource amp.
    I'm using the very similar AudioSource Amp One (not 1A) for my multi-room. The volume pots and headphone jack are a definite bonus.
     
  4. James_T

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    Thanks, guys. I've heard good things about these amps myself, so I guess they are the best way to go for the price. I'll order one tomorrow for my folks.
     
  5. Mike_Ped

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    Look at www.half.com for deals. There is no waiting for an auction to end and it works really well. I bought a Carver M-500t from there for $275 and it was shipped within 2 days, got to me within 5 days. Just a suggestion.
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  6. Rich G

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    You may want to consider a receiver. I use a receiver for a second room. By using a receiver you have these benefits:
    - You can listen to the radio without haveing to turn on the main system.
    - You may have an extra set of speaker outputs available. My B speakers go to the patio.
    - You can change stations with out going to the main room.
    - You can change volume if the amp does not have volume control.
    - You will have a sub output for an SVS in the kitchen. he he.
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  7. Steve Daniels

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  8. Rich G

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    Steve, you are correct. I wasn't sure if that amp had volume control or if he settled for sure on that amp. I also agree just an amp, especially one with lit power meters, would look good.
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