Recommend a used stereo amp for $300.00

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  1. DannyM

    DannyM Auditioning

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    Hi folk's,

    Could anybody recommend some used amps for around $300.00.
    I will be using a Rotel RSX 1055 as a pre amp, with Triangle Celius speakers. This system is for both serious stereo listening as well as home theater. Some amp's I am considering are as follows:

    Rotel RB981
    Parasound HCA-1000
    B&K ST-140
    Belles 150

    This purchase will have to last me for the forseeable future due to my three older teenagers. As such, my choices are pretty limited so I have to make the right choice. Their are few to none possibilities in my area so I am forced to make a purchase sound unheard.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank You!

    Danny
     
  2. JackS

    JackS Supporting Actor

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    Dan- IMO any amp, regardless of brand will work for you. It may be just as well to choose an amp that most closly matches the appearance of our equipment rather than to try to make huge or even minor distinctions between the way each sounds. All amps you listed are major brands and I personally would not hesitate to purchase the first one available.
     
  3. Aaron Howell

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  5. Aaron Gilbert

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    I can recommend the Kenwood KM-X1000. There are none on eBay at the moment, though there often are and they go for around $200. There are a couple on Audiogon now. I have two of them in my system and they're great. They are stable into two ohms and you get a cool THX logo on the front. [​IMG]

    Aaron Gilbert
     
  6. NickGL

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    i was closely watching ST-140s on ebay a while back

    i really should start looking again
     
  7. DannyM

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    The search is over for now. I just pulled the trigger on a B&k ST 140 I won on Ebay. I believe I got a good price at $242.00. I am hoping it will tame the slight brightness on my Triangles. The Rotel RSX 1055 should work great as a preamp for the fronts. Stereo is where my heart is so I am looking forward to the arrival of my new baby.

    Thank's for the suggestions.

    Danny
     
  8. Andrew JC

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    DannyM, Let us know how it works out for you. Enjoy...
     
  9. Ellen

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    How is a power amplifier going to do that?
     

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