How important is it to match amps?

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  1. Grahame

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    I'll be moving into separates this summer and I almost have my amp nailed down. Since I have neither the money nor the credit, I'll just be getting 5 channels this summer for the beginnings of a 7.1 set-up but I will definatly be getting two more in the near future. How important is it that I buy amps from the same company? The amp that I want, and can afford, has no two-channel counterpart.
     
  2. Camp

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    I suppose it's not nearly as important as matching speakers. Especially if the extra amplification is powering the rear centers.
     
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    I agree with the previous poster.--Good Luck---Pete
     
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    Although I agree with Pete and Camp I am curious what company you where refering to? What company makes a multi channel amp and not a 2 channel ?
     
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    Outlaw doesn't make a two-channel amp.

    As far as amp matching is concerned, I think the critical part of the equation is matching across the front. I also agree with a previous poster that matching speakers is highly desirable, if not essential.

    Your strategy seems very safe. A solid five channel amp, then add a two-channel amp later for the back rear surround channels of a 7.1. I think you'd be very happy with that.
     
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    I think just as long as the three front channels are using the same brand of amplification that you'll be alright. Rear channel amplification matching is not nearly as important in HT applications as is the front in my opinion.
     
  7. Grahame

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    A+ for Bob!

    Yes it is indeed an Outlaw 750 that I will (hopefully) be getting ASAP. I have mirages all across the front: 10's,C2. (All around in fact - I am such a Canadian)
     

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