Need an amplifier with Balanced inputs and clip indicator

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Jerry Parker, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. Jerry Parker

    Jerry Parker Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 15, 2001
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    I am going to actively crossover and equilize my main speakers (pispeakers 3pi theaters) with a Behringer 2496 processor. So I will need two amplifiers, one for the woofers and one for the tweeters. I have already picked out the woofer amplifier, but I am having problems finding one for the tweeter. Power output really isnt a concern, since the tweeter is ~105dB efficent with one watt at one meter. So any amplifier that can provide at least 50 watts per channel into 8 ohms will work great. The problem is I can't find any balanced input amplifiers. I don't want to spend more than 200 dollars, and 150 dollars would be preferable. A clip indicator would be nice too, but probably isnt very necessary since I doubt I will ever clip the amplifier.

    Does anyone know of any amplifier that fits the above requirements in my price range? Thanks!
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Aug 5, 1999
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    You aren’t going to find anything new in that price range, Jerry. The Carvin DCM 150 for $230 is the best you’re going to be able to do (and you’ll have to add shipping to that).

    If your budget is firm, your best bet is to pick up something used on eBay. Check Hafler, Ashly, Ramsa – excellent lesser-known amps that usually go much cheaper than QSC, Crest, etc. Crown also makes a small amp, the D-45, 60 or 75 that you may be able to get for under 200. I wouldn't recommend using amps from low-end brands like Samson, Alesis, Behringer, etc. for hi-fi use.

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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