Used amps..is buying risky?

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  1. TommyL

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    HI all..I haven't puchased used audio equipment brfore, but I have come across a used crown K2 amp to buy(825 bucks)...is there a danger in buying a used amp like this, or not? O don't know how much could go wrong with it, and if it did, would I be SOL? my other option is to buy a K1 amp for 1000 bucks new....any thoughts on the better deal(825.00 for the K2"used", or 1000.00 for the K1 "new"..as many of you buy and sell this stuff regularly[​IMG] thanks !! TL
     
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    Ps..the K2 amp was always mounted in a shock mount rack...its about 4 years old. (the K2)...how is the longitivity of a amp? thanks! tl
     
  3. TommyL

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    Oh, it'll be used to run a B4+ svs subwoofer fyi[​IMG]
     
  4. Greg Conti

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    Amps are one of the things I think its safe to buy used. If it works at the time of purchase, its probably fine. Especially a Crown. Crown amps are very well built. That said, I would buy a new K1 just because I like being the first person to crack open that box and get that smell [​IMG]
     
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    I have bought maybe 10 used amps over the past 10 years or so. The only problem I ever had, was one that came from a smoking household. Smelled every time I fired it up. (Now I ask...) I agree, amps, because they don't have any moving parts, are an easy "used" buy. [​IMG]
     

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