Used QSC's or New Earthquake AMP?

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  1. Elmer Millikan

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    Used QSC's or New Earthquake AMP?
    For about the same amount of money ($2000-2500) which would you pick and why?

    My system:

    Onix Rocket LCR and LRS, RRS
    Klipsh RCR-5's in Ceiling RC
    SVS Ultra with Sampson 1000W amp
    Denon 3803 as a temp pre-pro
    99% HT and 10% music

    Room is 16x35 with the viewing area being across the short side.....

    QSC - (used from a forum member) All DCA cinemia series. 1 at 350 wpc, 3 at 215 wpc, and 1 at 450 ? wpc. This was for a 7.1 system and the 450 wpc amp was hooked up at 2 ohms to give me a 1200 wpc amp for my sub woofers.

    Earthquake Cinenova Grande 5-channel (new)
    Specs from site:
    Number of channels: five (5) discrete monaural blocks.
    Power rating per channel
    (8-ohm load), all channels driven: 300 watts.
    (4-ohm load), all channels driven: 600 watts.
    (2-ohm load), all channels driven: 1000 watts.
    Frequency response measured at 1 watt with +/-0.1 dB: 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
    Channel separation: greater than 95 dB.
    Maximum input voltage: 1.9 volts.
    Input impedance: 27,000 ohms.
    Total harmonic distortion -THD:
    1 kHz, 8-ohm load: 0.001%.
    20 kHz, 8-ohm load: 0.003%.
    1 kHz, 4-ohm load: 0.003%.
    20 kHz, 4-ohm load: 0.006%.
    1 kHz, 2-ohm load: 0.005%.
    20 kHz, 2-ohm load: 0.006%.
    Signal to noise ratio:
    @ 1 kHz, 112 dB.
    @ 5 kHz, 111 dB.
    @ 10 kHz, 110 dB.
    High-pass / low pass variable filter, range 20 Hz to 5 kHz (one/ channel). High-pass/Full range/Low pass operation via 3-way switches (one switch per channel).
    Dimensions: 9.25" x 18" x 21" (height x width x depth).
    Gross Weight : 141 lbs.


    Thanks for any insight in helping me decide....

    Elmer
     
  2. Elmer Millikan

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    No opinions?
     
  3. Khoa Tran

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    i have the cinenova grande 3 ch. i love it, it sounds great and i would recommend it but you've got to decide for yourself....
     
  4. Guy Usher

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    Lets see a used ProAmp or a new Earthquake. . . On the surface it is a no brainer, pick the new one.
     
  5. Steve Morgan

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    The Cinenova Grande! I sold my Parasound 2205at which was a great performing amp and got the 5 channel Grande. It is a wonderful amp. It does everything the 2205 did but in spades. It is built like a tank and they have great customer service.The specs are right on.This is a true monaural amp.
    Steve [​IMG]
     
  6. Elmer Millikan

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    I decided on the Earthquake. Thanks for everyone that weighed in an opinion.

    Take care,

    Elmer
     

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