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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    How will the Crown amp blow tweeters easier?
    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    I'd like to know too. My Carver PM-350, also a Pro Amp, does an amazing job with my 2As
    Still curious about this...

    Quote Originally Posted by cobramatteo View Post
    Thanks ! Not trying to ruffle feathers. Just thought there might be another forum member who would be happy to know that there are amps out there that sound great, have huge power reserves, and are compatible with big Polks at a very reasonable price.
    No good deed goes unpunished. For my budget I like my Yamaha. It's quiet. It lit up my LSi 9's. I have zero complaints. It's component that can let me see several speaker upgrades. My tweeters still work :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    I don't trust his ears, your ears, nor anyone else's ears but my own. I don't care about anyone elses opinion but my own.

    My money, my house, my gear. If my choices coinside with yours, great... If not, you are entitled to your opinion as I am to mine. Tell me I am wrong and need do do it your way because you are right and I am wrong and I will tell you to blow it out your ass....

    I am tired of this childish bs. Does a cheap amp work? Yes, but it is still a cheap amp and as such, there will always be something better. Krell exists for a reason...
    There's also plenty of expensive amps that sound poor. As for Krell, really? That's one hifi brand that sounds brighter than the amps mentioned here...
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    I love to read replies from those who have tried the mentioned amp or at least owned a model and compared with other home stereo amplifiers.
    Those users add value to original topic and many have done that here.
    OP tried different amps and liked XDA's so at least he has some perspective.

    However, I also see some useless replies from those who just go by a whim and say whatever OP is using is crap (just because he used a PA amp) which may be true but let the ones who actually did a comparison post and it'll be a valuable thread for others to decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Hey, who deleted my last post? All I did was answer monk's direct question and asked him what his favorite flavor of Kool-Aid was. Geesh!
    Yeah I must have saw it before it was deleted. Got a little chuckle, then started thinking about grape Kool Aid. I'm going to have make some for the kids when I get home. Yeah; for the kids.

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    I was thinking that it may simply be too much for entrenched people to say thanks to the OP for just maybe going out of his comfort zone, trying an amp, pleased with the results compared to his prior amps, and posting about it.
    So hot it burns twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habanero Monk View Post
    I was thinking that it may simply be too much for entrenched people to say thanks to the OP for just maybe going out of his comfort zone, trying an amp, pleased with the results compared to his prior amps, and posting about it.
    Still trolling are you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Still trolling are you.
    Pot meet kettle then I guess. What have you contributed?

    So I'm a troll because I pointed out the obvious? As far as I am concerned the OP tried doing the community at large here a solid by trying out an amp.

    And for his efforts he gets crapped on? That is really messed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habanero Monk View Post
    Pot meet kettle then I guess. What have you contributed?

    So I'm a troll because I pointed out the obvious? As far as I am concerned the OP tried doing the community at large here a solid by trying out an amp.

    And for his efforts he gets crapped on? That is really messed up.
    While I understand many of the forum members have used pro amps in the past with usually poor results. [leaving a bad stigma]

    These XLS Crowns are not even in the same ballpark as most that came before them. Just the fact these have a S/N Ration of 103db should let you know these are not typical PA amps.

    It costs you nothing to go hear them at a Crown dealer. Once you've heard them, you can at least list model specific rants or raves.

    I am convinced if they were in a billet aluminum case and cost 5 times the price with the same sound and marketed for home use, these would be seen as the next piece of "must have, audio jewelry ".

    Unfortunately they are readily available, a newer technology, and low enough in cost so that pretty much anybody on these boards can buy them in one variant or another.

    Bob Carver once made his 400.00 amp sound indistinguishable from a 14,000.00 amp and instead of being applauded, most audiophiles shunned him for proving high end sound quality need not be expensive.

    http://hometheaterreview.com/carver/

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightman1 View Post
    I like pork rinds and fuzzy kittens
    Me too ! Just not together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobramatteo View Post
    Bob Carver once made his 400.00 amp sound indistinguishable from a 14,000.00 amp and instead of being applauded, most audiophiles shunned him for proving high end sound quality need not be expensive.

    http://hometheaterreview.com/carver/
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobramatteo View Post
    Bob Carver once made his 400.00 amp sound indistinguishable from a 14,000.00 amp and instead of being applauded, most audiophiles shunned him for proving high end sound quality need not be expensive.
    The truth about that story from two different sources.

    He achieved a successful result by live tweaking a prototype, a process that proved unstable and unsuitable for series production. Later Carver himself, said that it was impossible to duplicate his results in production amplifiers.
    Carver was able to duplicate the sound of the selected C-J amp. However, the results were unstable and the similarity faded over time. Carver had to continually tweak the amps during the challenge and was never able to duplicate the sound over the long term, which is why the production models sounded nothing like the C-J.
    Not so hear hear after all.
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    BC is an attention whore.
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