Which amp would you pick?

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  1. PaulXH

    PaulXH Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm buying a pair of Revel F-30's and I was wondering which amp would drive them the better? I have a Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature Series I now. I thinking on buy a Conrad-Johnson 2500 (I need 2 more channels, 7.1). The speakers are a 6 ohm load, and the sunfire does 600 watts in a 6 ohm load. The Conrad does 360 watts. I hear these speakers like alot of power which the sunfire has alot to share. But I have had a Conrad-Johnson 2250 (the little bother to the 2500) before and it is hands down a better sounding amp. So, do I go with Power, or Sound? Help anyone?


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  2. Marty Neudel

    Marty Neudel Stunt Coordinator

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    >So, do I go with Power, or Sound?<
    Paul,

    power, in and of itself, is not the major characteristic determining whether your system will produce sound that you enjoy. Many people on this forum are quite knowledgable; yet, they differ in their choices.

    To spend the kind of money you are spending without thorough auditioning is to guarantee upraditis in 6 months.
    The best advice I can give, is to audition both amps with your speakers (preferably, in your home) to hear for yourself which setup is best for you.

    Marty
     
  3. Andrew Pratt

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    Sound quality wins everytime...that's why you bought good speakers in the first place right[​IMG]
     
  4. RichardH

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    Are your Revels biampable? You'll probably get more of an increase in sound quality by bi-amping those (actively if possible) vs. just getting a better amp.
     
  5. Brandon Blair

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    To me it would be a no brainer. Go with the better sound everytime. I've heard the Conrad-Johnson amp many times and come away more and more impressed everytime. They make very high quality stuff and I don't think you could go wrong with it, especially if it matches the amp you already have.

    Good Luck,
    Brandon
     

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