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    Default Polk SDA 2 setup

    Hey Guys,

    This is my first post here which means im pretty much a noob.

    I found a pretty good deal on a pair of SDA 2's. I currently use a marantz 2230 as my reciever. I know this will not be power to give these speakers what they deserve. I was thinking about purchasing a power amp and using my marantz as a preamp. However as i am a noob i am pretty much clueless on power amps and how much power i will actually need to drive these speakers. I would love some advise on what kind of amp to purchase that will do these speakers justice. Price does matter to me so im looking for decent quality at a decent price (no more than $300 if possible).

    Thanks!

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    Around 200 wpc or lower with high current would be good to start with for under $300.

    Adcom 555.
    Carver
    Parasound etc...

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    For smaller rooms, low watt is enough.
    Also, SDA need common ground amp.

    Boston A400,VR950, DefTech BP10,, Klipsch Forte,KSP-400,KSF-C5,RF3,RC3.
    JBL L20t,L80t3, EPI 20+,T/E 280, Polk 4,4.5,7C, KEF Coda III, Yamaha NS-690, Genesis 3+.
    SUB:Deftech PF15TL+, DCM TB1010, Velodyne VA08BVX10. Pre: HK AP2500. Amps: BB175, Adcom GFA-535,555II, Rotel RB-990BX.

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    Thanks. My room is pretty small so im not going to need a tone of power. I will rarely be using a listening volumn of more than moderate-high leve. Im not looking to shake the house or anything.

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    For smaller room size, Adcom 545 or even 535 will be much better than the Marantz.

    Boston A400,VR950, DefTech BP10,, Klipsch Forte,KSP-400,KSF-C5,RF3,RC3.
    JBL L20t,L80t3, EPI 20+,T/E 280, Polk 4,4.5,7C, KEF Coda III, Yamaha NS-690, Genesis 3+.
    SUB:Deftech PF15TL+, DCM TB1010, Velodyne VA08BVX10. Pre: HK AP2500. Amps: BB175, Adcom GFA-535,555II, Rotel RB-990BX.

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    Number of channels: 2
    Amplifier Technology: Class D
    Power to 8 ohm/channel: 300 watts
    Power 4 ohm/channel: 525 watts
    Power 2 ohm/channel: 775 watts
    Bridgemode at 8 ohm: 1.050 watts
    Fan: Yes
    Inputs: XLR, RCA and 1/4" jack
    Outputs: Speakon and binding post
    Weight: 3,9 kg
    Height (U): 2U
    Features: Incl.crossover, stereo-aktiv 2-way

    Brand new and inexpensive. U wont have to buy another amp for awhile. The 1500 model should suffice.. Im sure the 1000 unit will work as well but the 1500 has the lower noise floor.
    My SDA 2's really shine with this amp

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    Hafler dh-500 or even a dh-200 would work well. I use a dh-500 with my SDA-2bs and a dh-200 with my RTA-12Bs. You can get a dh-500 for around $300.00 and a dh-200 for less than $200.

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