mixing amps

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Richard Ansley, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Richard Ansley

    Richard Ansley Auditioning

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    I have a Rotel rb 1080 2x200 watt amp driving b&w 605 speakers. My receiver is a Yamaha 5.1 system RX-V800. I want to add another 3 channel amplifier. What I am concerned with, if I purchase another manufacturer's amplifier will it make my other speakers sound different then the ones the rotel is driving. Another words should I stay with the same Rotel line of amplifiers? All my speakers are b&w 600 series. I am considering the ATI, Rotel and B&K Amplifiers.

    Rich Ansley
    Anchorage, AK
     
  2. Charles Gurganus

    Charles Gurganus Supporting Actor

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    I notice no difference in using a B&K ST1400 for my rear speakers (5.1 setup) and the Sherbourn 5/1500a for the front end (biamp front mains plus center). As long as you can get the levels to match when calibrating you should be fine. I would probably use the 3 channel for the front 3 speakers.
     
  3. Ricky T

    Ricky T Supporting Actor

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    Get a used Rotel 993 200x3. Use it with your 1080, or sell the 1080. Of course, if you sell your rotel 1080, there are a few 200x3 amps to choose from.
     
  4. Yogi

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    You wont be able to tell the difference between different amps in HT, IMHO. Go ahead and mix and match them as you like.
     

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