Which power amp

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Scott Andrew, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Scott Andrew

    Scott Andrew Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok, so I have the Pioneer 1014 matched up to a bi-amped pair of B&W 604's, with B&W 602 surrounds, a B&W LCR600 centre and a Dr HSU VTF-3 subwoofer. But the problem is I am not getting enough "punch me in the face" power from my mains. So I am thinking I need to get a separate 2 ch power amp for them but the problem is that I have no clue about simple power amps... any ideas? With a price tag that matches what i already have...
     
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    You're wasting your time biamping from a receiver, especially that one. Get an amp, and skip the biamping.

    Something as simple as the Behringer A500 (see the crazy idea thread) might do the trick, though I'm pretty sure it doesn't have a 12v trigger, so you'd have to turn it on/off manually or with another piece of gear.
     
  3. arjun

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    A used Rotel, Parasound or B&K (200W x 2) would work wonders with your B&W's and all of them can be had on Audiogon for less than $600 each. MHO
     

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