What kind of amplifer do you reccomend?

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  1. RyanSmith

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    Looking for a 5 channel amplifier to replace my Yamaha RXV-1500 power source. I will push M&K S-125 speakers. What do you reccomend and why?
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    Price range?
     
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    In the Hardware For Sale forum, Juan_R has this for sale. It's a Marantz five-channel that pushes something like 200-220 watts at 4 ohms, and he's asking $550 shipped. I've read over a bunch of threads on this amp, and it's seemed to get favorable reviews. Besides, if somebody else would hurry up and buy it, I wouldn't have to agonize over it anymore. [​IMG] I just don't think my wife would be happy with me if I did.
     
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    MM9000 is conservatively rated at 150wpc @ 8Ohms. It's a solid amp and should handle just about anything you throw at it. $550 is pretty good including shipping.
     
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    Price range was $500-$750 I will look into the Marantz. Does anyone know if that amp has a bright or warm sound to it? Thanks for the help everyone.
     
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    Marantz is on the warmer side, but the overall sound is still determined by your receiver.
     
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    And your speakers... Sorry John, don't mean to be a pain.

    I'n not familiar with your speakers. What Ohm are they listed as, what's the sensitivity, how big is your room, and how loud do you listen to movies and music?
     
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    I have M&K S-125 4 ohm speakers. Room is 12'x22' and movies I listen to reasonably loud and music I listen to really loud. When I turn my volume up now with the Yamaha RXV-1500 at about 1/2 way the speakers stop getting loud and start getting (mushy)(whatever that means right?) Thanks again for everyones input
    Ryan
     
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    I'm assuming you're using a sub. Probably any 100+ watt separate amp will give you enough power for your speakers. The Marantz discussed above is a good idea. If you want new, look at the outlaw M 2200. You can check out audio or ebay and look for a used Rotel, Adcom, B&K, or Parasound to name a few.
     
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    I meant between the pre/pro and the amp, the pre/pro is more of a factor.
     

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