Need Your Input on a Amp

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  1. Jeffrey D Smith

    Jeffrey D Smith Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi guys,
    I live in a house at college, and I have been charged with finding an amplifier for our house parties. This is what we need: It only needs to have 2 line output, as we will only be driving 2 large speaker boxes. The speaker boxe are rated at 200 Wrms, they are MTX if you care, [​IMG]. We have about 500 dollars to play with.
    Is it a possable goal to aquire something that will meet our needs? It can certainley cost less as well seeing that this is a Cooperative house and not a frat.
    We are looking for a quality unit that will last a long while. This is more important then overall driving power.
    So does anyone have any suggestions?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Dan Driscoll

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    Do you know what the input impedance of these speakers is? 2, 4 or 8 ohms?
    A good place to look for quality used equipment is Audiogon.com. Right now there is a 200w x 2 Adcom amp for $475 there.
     
  3. Mike Matheson

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    Jeff,
    Something like an old Adcom 555 or 555 Mk II would probably do fine. They're often found for $400 or less (and they're good little amps) (well, not so little--they're a bit tall).
    You might also consider a piece of used Pro gear--Crown, Crest, etc. Here's a thread that may have some thoughts: Pro audio amps for Home theater?
     
  4. Jeffrey D Smith

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  5. KeithR

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    I saw a 5 ch Rotel 985 MKII for 525 on audiogon...great amp for a great price!
     
  6. Jeffrey D Smith

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    Sounding good. Any other valuable alternative input?
     
  7. ricky ho

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    you might want to take a look at IRD mb-100's. right now they are $499.00 a pair.(shipped free to the usa)
     

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