I need a two channel amp less than 4 inches high

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  1. Kevin T

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    i'm trying to add some power to my denon 3805 receiver, but my audio cabinet has very little room left. hence, i need a stereo amplifier that's less than 4" in height. i'd like solid state, but i'm won't turn my nose up at digital. the amp will be used to power a pair of 4-ohm maggie mmg-w on walls so it's gonna need a "pair" if you get my drift. anybody have any ideas. the amp will be used for movies and multichannel music. i'm not adverse to used. price is a consideration, but right now i just want options so hit me with what you have. thanks.

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    I think the Outlaw 200 monoblocks are 1.75" tall each. Basically, one rack mount unit tall (pro terminology).
     
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    Look into the Audiosource Amp One/a. It's also 1U height, about 2.5" tall with feet. Solid 80w, 2 Ohm stable and can be found relatively inexpensively used.
     
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    Kevin T

    check out this new Rotel RMB1077

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    they've started discussing it at Club Rotel (on htguide)

    if you still just want two channels [​IMG] then 2x Flying Mole DADM100Pro should be still small enough to fit
     
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    Adcom GFA 5300 new or GFA 535 used. both put out about 80 Watts into 8 ohms and 125 into 4.

    GFA-5300 SPECIFICATIONS

    Number of channels2
    Watts per channel into 8 ohms80
    Watts per channel into 4 ohms125
    Bridged power @ 8 ohms
    Rated THD
    THD + noise at full power into 8ohms/4ohms typicaln/a
    0.018%
    20Hz
    1kHz
    20kHz0.018% / 0.018%
    0.020% / 0.020%
    0.140% / 0.165%
    Input required for 1 watt output0.1 volt
    Input required for rated output0.9 volts
    Dynamic headroom into 4 ohms2.1dB
    IM distortion CCIF full power any combination 4kHz to 20kHz100dB
    Power consumption
    (all channels driven)
    Quiescent
    Maximum100VA
    720VA
    Dimensions (inches) HxWxD Chassis 4º x 17 x 11½
    Maximum 4½ x 17 x 12º
    Weight (lbs)
    Net
    Packed22
    25
     
  6. BrianWoerndle

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    I can vouch for the Adcom 535. I bougt one used for $120 to power my in-ceiling speaker in the kitchen. It is a nice robust little amp for its size.

    My concern is that if you only have 4"s, then you will have no ventalation above the amp. Most amps are designed vent heat out the top naturally. You would be better to find an amp designed to be rack mounted and has front to back cooling.
     

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