Looking for a stereo amp for rears - recommendations?

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  1. Philip Hamm

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    I'm looking for a stereo amp to cover my rear centers in a 7.1 system. I already have a nice 5.1 amp for the main five speakers, this is only for the rear centers in a 7.1 system.

    PRICE IS EVERYTHING!!!!

    I am not concerned with quality here, just price. As of now I'm planning on picking up a Harman/Kardon PA2000, but I'd rather spend less than the $250 or so.
     
  2. Ellen

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    How much power do you need? The Audio Source Amp One is 80wpc stereo, 200 watts bridged. $200 at J&R
     
  3. RobWil

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    The Audiosource Amp One is a great little amp at 80wpc. You can find them on ebay occasionally for around $100.
    In fact I have three that I will soon be putting up on ebay.
    They are all the Amp One model with the VU meters, not the Amp One/A.
    I'll sell you one for $125 shipped.

    I also have an Onkyo M-501 amp rated at 2 x 150 wpc. This is a great amp that I'll sell for $150 shipped.

    All of the amps are in excellent cosmetic and working condition. I can provide pictures if you like.
     
  4. Philip Hamm

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    Is there a rack mount kit for the Amp One?
     
  5. Philip Hamm

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    Never mind, I decided on the H/K PA2000 which is on sale right now from One Call for $197. It's just so much amp for the buck, and it has bridging and multichannel options that make it very attractive to me for a possible multiroom capacity.

    I just wish it had rack ears.
     
  6. Steve Lumbert

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    I also went with the HK PA2000 and it blends quite nicely with my Rotel RB985. I paid $250 with free shipping from SoundCity.com.
     

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