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    Default Amp for LSiM 707

    I have been reading a lot about these LSiM 707's and am getting ready to buy a set for 2 channel use. What would a good amp in the $2500 or less price range be to power these? Thanks.
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    I love the LSiM's. I've never heard the towers, but the 703's are excellent, and they definitely need to good electronics to let you hear what they're capable of.

    Your budget will allow for a vast number of great amps. Are you looking to buy new or used? That's a big first consideration.

    What will make up the rest of this 2-channel setup? Depending on what you have/what you have in mind, some of that money may be better spent elsewhere in the system.


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    You may even try biamping them as they are very power hungry and may benefit from that.

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    Parasound and Sunfire signature amps sounded superb on these speakers. The Sunfire's can be had well within budget and the Parasound is a bit more expensive but still within range.
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    Running a parasound halo amp on my lsim's and they sound great.
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    Tons of amps in the 2500 range. Comes down to also what pre are you mating it with etc. tell us some more about the sound you like and what else is being paired with it.
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    Check out a BK Butler Amp.

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    take a look at the usher r 1.5.
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    Love sunfire stuff, but Adcoms always had a place in my house. It may not be the best, but you will need to blow a lot of coin to beat it, just my opinion.

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    A set of SX-1000 monos from W4S would fit the bill nicely...

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    A few solid suggestions all under your budget and available right now.

    BAT VK-200, VK-220 or VK-500

    Bel Canto Design Evo200.2 monoblocks

    I've heard the 707's on Bel Canto, a perfect match.

    Consider this integrated as well.

    Plinus 9200
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    I ran the LSim703's off a few different things but when I connected them to our Bryston system , magic came to mind many times.

    I saw this amp over on the gon , I suggest checking it out. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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    Default What about 7 channel amp under $3000?

    I will be getting a complete LSiM surround system with the 707's upfront. Any recommendations on a 7ch amp under $3000?

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    I use the 5 channel version for my HT. http://www.wyred4sound.com/webapps/p.../117839/339145
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    check out the B&K Reference 200.7
    200w x7 and I think it will run you about $2600 new.
    http://www.bkcomp.com/products/ampli...ash=f7aaf13d9a
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    ATI has some multi-channel offerings. From what an Audioholics member posted the ATI 3000 series is the Mark Levinson 532H.

    I guess they are under $3K if used is an option. Emotiva has some new amps out as well. Although you may need dedicated power outlet by the looks of them
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    I'm running a pair of d-Sonic M2-600M monoblocks with my KEF Q900's...I can't say enough good things about them. Highly recommended. Well within your budget.
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    Great Amp, Great Price http://app.audiogon.com/listings/sol...n-francisco-ca

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    Looking at all the amps everybody has listed and I must say this isn't going to make it easy. These are all awesome Amps. Good Luck!

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    Agreed. When I get to 100 posts I will start looking to see what is in the classifieds...
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    No, he meant the amps listed above in this thread. I took a quick look in the FM for you and there's nothing right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris23120 View Post
    Agreed. When I get to 100 posts I will start looking to see what is in the classifieds...
    Dust in the closet....kidding. It's a hoax, there is no classified section here. Don't know who told you, but I am sure it was a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halenhoang View Post
    Dust in the closet....kidding. It's a hoax, there is no classified section here. Don't know who told you, but I am sure it was a joke.
    And your Usher's were just a dream....
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    Hello...echo, echo. Nope, nothing to see here...

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    Hehe. Was just having some Friday fun. There are tons of amps out there under that price range. Since you are going for home theater, get an emotiva amp. Ice amps or class d, the ones in receivers, simply can't touch the bang of emotiva.

    There, my Friday night suddenly became multitudes better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    No, he meant the amps listed above in this thread. I took a quick look in the FM for you and there's nothing right now.
    Thanks for checking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris23120 View Post
    Thanks for checking.
    1 more usless post. 26 to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken brydson View Post
    1 more usless post. 26 to go...
    25 to go...
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    look at parasound halo series as well. Can't say about any other brand since I have no experience with them, but halo A21 is a great amp and gets me what I wanted.

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