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    Default BEST 5 or 6 ch. POWER AMP. TO PUSH POLK RTi A9's? (UNDER $1000.00)

    WHAT IS THE BEST SET-UP, BI-AMP. or BI-WIRE THEM?

    I'M USING AN ONKYO 1008 RECEIVER W/PRE-OUTS AS MY PROCESSOR...





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    Please guys i need help!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by avtony2510 View Post
    what is the best set-up, bi-amp. Or bi-wire them?

    I'm using an onkyo 1008 receiver w/pre-outs as my processor...





    Thanks in advance for the help...

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    Are you just powering the A9s?
    "My wife likes my rig......HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by AVTONY2510 View Post
    WHAT IS THE BEST SET-UP, BI-AMP. or BI-WIRE THEM?

    I'M USING AN ONKYO 1008 RECEIVER W/PRE-OUTS AS MY PROCESSOR...
    THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP...
    Your asking about 5 or 6 channel power amps, which we don't understand since you specified 2 speakers. Why do you need a 5 channel amp to power 2 speakers ?

    If your going to use just the receiver, hook it straight up, no need to bi-amp or bi wire. You certainly can if you want to, you won't hurt anything. If a seperate amp is what your looking at, you'll need to specify new or used, and explain why you want a 5 or 6 channel amp for 2 speakers.....that part isn't computing.

    New or used, there's an endless supply of quality amps out there that would do just fine. Adcom, Parasound, B&k, Sunfire/carver, Musical Fidelity, Bryston, Belles, Rotel, the list can go on and on.

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    Sorry Guys I should have told you how many Speakers were in my System:

    Fronts = Polk RTi A9
    Center = CSi A6
    Rears = FXi A4

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    Sorry Guys I should have told you how many Speakers were in my System:

    Fronts = Polk RTi A9
    Center = CSi A6
    Rears = FXi A4

    WHAT IS THE BEST SET-UP, BI-AMP. or BI-WIRE THEM?

    I'M USING AN ONKYO TX-NR1008 RECEIVER W/PRE-OUTS AS MY PROCESSOR...

    LOOKING TO SPEND $550.00 (USED) & $850.00 (NEW)



    THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP...
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    You've got a fairly beefy AVR so why not look at a 3ch or even a 2ch amp and let the Onkyo do the work powering your surrounds and center if necessary?

    If your local Craigslist is somewhat active, you can pick up used Adcom, Carver, etc amps for well under $500.

    I'm running a 5ch Sony ES amp that has four channels bridged into two channels giving me 200w/ch and the fifth channel runs my center (at 120w). Then my Onkyo 808 runs my surround and back surround speakers. Setup works great.

    My speakers are the same except I'm running A7's.

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    Carvers are a nice pair for RTi's. The warm amp offsets the brightness of the RTi's. A Parasound will also make for a good amp, but you wont find a newer one under $1000, especially a 5 channel.
    Last edited by jbooker82; 05-29-2012 at 03:29 PM.
    AVR: Onkyo Tx-NR808
    Amplifier: Carver A-753x 250 watts x 3
    Fronts: Polk RTI A7 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Center: CSI A4 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Rear: FXI A4
    Sub: Polk DSW Pro 660wi
    TV: LG Infinia 50PX950 3D
    Speaker Cable: AudioQuest Type 8
    IC: AudioQuest Black Mamba II

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    Don't know how this would sound with the RTi's, but I love it with my LSi 15's. Tough to beat for a new piece IMO.

    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NAT955

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    HEY jbooker82, I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT CARVER A-753x YOUR USING,
    I USE TO HAVE ONE ABOUT 10yrs. AGO BOY I WISH I CAN FIND ANOTHER THEY HARDLY COME UP ON EBAY OR AUDIOGON. I BOUGHT MINE ON CLOSE-
    OUT FOR ONLY $250.00

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    YEAH, THANKS BUT I ALREADY TRIED A NAD 955T WITH THEM & IT WAS OK IT DIDN'T
    BLOW ME AWAY!!! IT SOUNDED GREAT WITH MUSIC, BUT NOT SO GREAT WITH HOME THEATER.
    IT PROBABLY SOUNDS GREAT WITH YOUR LSi15'S BECAUSE THIS AMP. IT MORE GEARED TOWARDS
    MUSIC SAME AS THE LSi15'S ARE...

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    There was a carver A-760x 380x2 that sold for $1,100 on ebay. I don't know what they sold for new.
    AVR: Onkyo Tx-NR808
    Amplifier: Carver A-753x 250 watts x 3
    Fronts: Polk RTI A7 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Center: CSI A4 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Rear: FXI A4
    Sub: Polk DSW Pro 660wi
    TV: LG Infinia 50PX950 3D
    Speaker Cable: AudioQuest Type 8
    IC: AudioQuest Black Mamba II

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbooker82 View Post
    There was a carver A-760x 380x2 that sold for $1,100 on ebay. I don't know what they sold for new.
    They constantly sell for new prices(1000.00) or more. Plus if they've never ever been recapped you're looking for another 400/500 dollars to have that done. Very desirable but pricey so be prepared to outlay some tall coin....

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