View Full Version : 5 Channel Amps, need you opinion
05-02-2002, 09:38 AM
I need to buy a 5ch amp, any good deals out there? Anyone have a recomendation for a Joe6pack budget? Thanks
05-02-2002, 09:47 AM
I swear I see a Rotel 5ch go for under 3 franklins every couple months on ebay. I want to say I've even seen Adcom down under 5 bills.....
Considered the Marantz monoblocks?
05-02-2002, 09:53 AM
I have a problem with 5 mono's, I don't want 5 power cords to plug in :rolleyes: is that a lame reason or what.
The Rotel is in my sites, if you see one for 300.00 man I want it, I ususally see them around 500.00+
05-02-2002, 10:05 AM
The RB-956ax and 976 have gone for 220-400, it depends on how much power you are looking for. These are actually 6ch amps (or 3 bridged), the 56 offers 40wpc rms, and I think the 76 offers 60wpc rms...
Of course that is clean, Rotel power, and with the Nad gear you have owned, we don't even need to discuss headroom...
05-02-2002, 10:50 AM
If you are looking for a new amp, I've heard good things about the Outlaw 5ch amp.....
05-02-2002, 11:43 AM
I was thinking of the RB-985thx that goes 500.00+
05-02-2002, 01:52 PM
Still not bad for the coin though....
A couple are floating on Audiogon. Did you get any bites on your 1c's yet?
05-02-2002, 02:07 PM
I agree the RB 985 for around 500.00 is a good deal.
SDA 1C's - Got a good bite, no cash yet.
05-02-2002, 02:13 PM
Local bite, I hope. I'm pondering liquidating some Mint Sansui's I got from Troy (with his blessing), I sure hope they go local, what a bitch to box and ship those 'big' speakers....
05-02-2002, 02:17 PM
Luck for me I have the original boxes and packing :D
Shipping speakers is a major pain, I made a large plywood box to ship a pair of SDA 2.3's
05-02-2002, 03:04 PM
Check out the Parasound HCA 855. Sound & Vision compared it to the Denon 5800 and were blown away by how more powerful it sound to the Denon.
05-02-2002, 07:14 PM
I have the Parasound 2205AT and all I can say is.......WOW!
05-02-2002, 10:49 PM
The guy is a master crate builder. The 2.3's arrived flawlessly. You should sell crate building guides to help offset the cost of your new 5ch amp. Incidentally, I'm running your speakers with a Parasound 2205AT 5ch amp runs @ 220 Per. It's like they were made for each other. They are tight, crisp and very smooth. The 118 db s/n ratio helps to really show off the SDA imaging (BIGGRIN). I also have an Adcom 5802 @ 300 per, But it pales in comparison to the Parasound. I just ordered a pair of LSI 15's and will use your speakers in a side-by-side comparison. Look for pictures of them sometime this month when I post my review.
05-04-2002, 02:03 PM
Well this joe6pak bought a dennon 3802 last november. It was $900 +.
05-04-2002, 11:56 PM
I too am running a Parasound 2205AT and I love it! Very solid and my RT16's RT12's and CS350LS love it with a passion. One word of advice...wire in a dedicated line for it for the best possible sound! :)
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