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Bruce Chang

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My system consists of

Paradigm studio 60s (mains)

outlaw audio 1050 (preamp/power rear surrounds)

PSB alpha A/Vs (rear surround)

Totem mite T (center channel)

Sony DVD player

illusion audio 15 inch sub

I was thinking about the sunfire grand, but the only thing is that the amp is not bridgeable. I need a 5 channel amp to power mains, center, and sub. Sherbourns are nice, but I heard they're a bit harsh for the digms. If I get the sherbourn then a golden tube se-40 tube amp would power the mid and highs. My budget is around $1500 for one or 2 amps?
 

Dan Driscoll

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Bruce,

I have the Sherbourn driving Monitor 90P's, ADP-370's and a CC-350 and it sounds fine to me. I'll eventually move to the Reference line, which IMO are a little warmer than the Monitor series.
 
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Take a look at the Parasound 5-Chl Amps
HCA-1205A 140W x 5Chls at 8Ohm THD= .03% $1200.00
HCA-850A 85W x 5Chls at 8Ohms THD= .03% 700.00 ;)
 

Sihan Goi

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The Rotel RMB-1095 is great for your budget. I have one and they're superb at HT and music. For the price, I don't think you'll get much better. The Sherbourn and Parasound HCA-2205AT are comparable, but the Rotels are normally described to be warmer, with slightly more high frequency rolloff, but I still find my system to be very detailed even at the high frequencies.

The new Outlaw 755 is also pretty interesting, with similar specs and a $1800 direct price. However, there are no reviews of it yet, and nobody knows how they sound, and how they compare to the above 3.
 

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