marantz sr18 sep, amp

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  1. Raymond D'amato

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    is their anyone using a seperate amp with this receiver.
    need tro know how its working out. i have a pr. of n804
    B&W speakers and i am thinking about getting a seperate amp.


    thanks
     
  2. Rob Rodier

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    You should definately look into a sperate amp. The 804s have the resloving power to make it well worth your while. Any preowned 2ch amp >$300 will out-perform your marantz amps.

    -rob
     
  3. Craig Morris

    Craig Morris Stunt Coordinator

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    Rob,

    I'm not debating that his speakers would benefit from an external amp, but I think "any preowned under $300" may be a bit misleading. The SR-18 has a huge toroidal transformer and measures very well with 2 channels driven.

    http://www.audioholics.com/productre...ntz_SR-18b.php

    I would think he'd need a "good quality" amp rated at at least 200W into 8 ohms to hear a noticeable difference. Maybe you can get that for $300, I dunno.
     
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  5. Mike Butny

    Mike Butny Stunt Coordinator

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    I also have a marantz sr18 receiver and Im using two marantz ma700 monoblocks rated at 200 watts into 8 ohms and 300 watts into 4ohms. I use the monoblocks to power a pair of B&W 805s and use the remaining three amps in the receiver to power a B&W HTLM2 center and JAMO THX dipole rears.
     

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