Help me choose an amp for under $1000

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Joey_V, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Joey_V

    Joey_V Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Help me choose an amp for under a $1000.

    I have looked at some Outlaw offerings but I dont like the way the amp looks (I'm sure it sounds good though).

    Right now I have an HK330 and I want an amp that can better power the LSi9 that I have.

    I would like a 5 channel amp though.

    Right now, the top dog in my list is the Rotel RMB-1075.

    If you have any suggestions, please tell me the specific model and why.... THANKS!

    Joey

    EDIT:

    Now thinking of going 2 channel. Recommend me a 2 channel amp, too, for the same budget ($1000 new or used).
     
  2. Tony Genovese

    Tony Genovese Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2000
    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  3. Joey_V

    Joey_V Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That DOES look much better!

    Hmmm..
     
  4. Mark Sherman

    Mark Sherman Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    Messages:
    783
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  5. Joey_V

    Joey_V Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    OK... how about 2 channel amps?

    ANYthing in the sub-$1000 (new or used) is fair game!

    Recommend some to me! THANKS!
     
  6. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 1999
    Messages:
    2,568
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    New Rotel 1080. Used, Sunfire 300 X 2.
     
  7. Joey_V

    Joey_V Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Krell KSA-50S ($1000)
    http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....ran&1127174014
    - Pure Class A @ 50w/8ohm (down to 400w/1ohm WOW!).
    - No caps in output path.


    or

    Krell KST-100 ($1000)
    http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....ran&1126843222
    - 100w/8ohms (down to 800w/1ohm) via Class A input, Class A output until about half power, where it goes to B slowly.

    How would something like the Parasound A21 Halo (same price used) @ 300w/8ohms compare??

    Or the Rotel 1080?

    I want a no-holds barred 2 channel amp for my LSi9... I dont want to upgrade for a while!
     
  8. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joey_V

    2 channel I'd go digital [​IMG]

    CarverPro ZR1000, one of the ICEPower amps, or Flying Moles

    The nuForce reference8 have created quite a storm but they are a bit over your budget
     

Share This Page