Who makes an amp with 7 channels at 200 watts or better per channel?

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  1. Henry W

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    an amp with 7 channels at 200 watts or better per channel? I can't seem to find one anywhere.
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    I have never seen a Home audio amp that has seven channels. Usually they have five channels with two extra far rear channels. They usually only let you power 5 channels at once and the other 2 channels require an extra amp. This is frustrating for me too becuase I have a Pioneer receiver and I want to power the two extra back channels, but I have to buy antother amp just to do that. I do not understand why they can't just allow the unit to have more power to accomodate for the extra speaker outputs they incorporate!!
     
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    B&K , i believe is going to release a 7 channel amp soon. I think it's called the 7270.
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    Me thinks that Outlaw is supposed to be coming out with one too. Around the same time as their pre/pro. I could be mistaken
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    Henry,
    In the future, can you please refrain from using teaser headers, and post some useful info in the header.....
    "Who Makes" will most likely get passed over by 99 Percent of our membership.....
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    Thanks, Steve, for pointing that out. I, for one, usually skip threads with "teaser" titles, and I know many others do too. But given that I already accidentally clicked on this one, and have some info that might be of interest ...
    ...check out the Integra Research RDA-7 seven channel THX-Ultra certified true Class A power amplifier (150 watts per channel @ 8 ohms and 300 watts at 4 ohms, which means it can handle the load as speaker impedence changes without "giving up the ghost"): http://www.integraresearch.com/articles.cfm?id=13
    In real terms, you are probably not going to hear a significant difference between 150 and 200 watts. And given its Balanced Audio Technolgy heritage (they designed it for Integra Research) this high-end baby is putting out "real" watts, not some inflated mid-fi number that runs out of gas when the music or soundtrack demands power.
    If I didn't already have so much invested in power amps already, I'd get one of these to mate with my Integra Research RDC-7 AV Controller (aka pre/pro). The RDA-7 isn't "cheap" in cost, build or performance. But it is really a great value if you truly need seven matched channels of high quality amplification.
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    I edited the header of this post to address the question.
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    JVC's new THX ULTRA receiver has 7 built in amps that are 120 watts per channel which should be out shortly. Now don't jump on me guys about JVC until it's out who knows if it's any good or not? From the pictures in the JVC audio catalog the insides look almost the same as a Sony "ES" receiver. As I've said in other posts, maybe JVC is going after the Sony "ES" line? No Dolby pro-logic II though. It also has seperate tone controls for all 7 channels.
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    If you can, I'd wait for the Outlaw 770. Supposedly 200 X 7 for less than $2K and made by ATI.
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    Thanks for your responses-you've been very helpful.
    Best regards-Henry
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    I think that you'll start to find aproblem with normal 15amp outlets supplying enough current to 1 amp that needs so much juice, I could be wrong,but the installers that work for me keep telling the electricians wiring home theater rooms to install several dedicated (& isolated )20amp outlets near amp locations....
     
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    Burke,
    I see they upped the power supplies from announcement to current production.
    When announced, they had about 180w into 4 ohms, which indicated the transformers were too small.
    Nice touch that.
    Too bad the dang thing weighs 110lbs ;-)
    Not as bad as its big brother the BAT VK-6200, which weighs 200lbs fully loaded.
    At present only the B&K 7270 amp meets the criteria.
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    Well, Theta's Dreadnaught can have 7 channels, although I think at that configuration, at least two of the channels would be 100 watts/channel, with the rest 200 watts/channel
     
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    Chris,
    You are correct, Theta's Dreadnaught could hold 7 channels, but fails the criteria of 7x200w.
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    Thanks again for all the helpful information. It is very much appreciated.
    Best regards-Henry
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    Extrapolating from what works for 2 channels, a decent 7-channel 200W amplifier should tip the scales at better than 120 pounds and draw over 40 amps at 120V when driving low impedance loads.
    The same in pure class-A (IOW, not playing tricks where the rail voltage tracks the signal) should be closer to 1/4 ton.
     

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