Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 23 of 23

Thread: anthem amp 1

  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default anthem amp 1

    Picked one of these up off audiogon. Was close enough for me to pick up, and there is just something about dealing with someone that calls himself "The Audio Pimp" thats to cool to pass up. :D


    anyway, its sitting nestled in its box in the back of my trunk, the new set will be as follows

    Anthem Pre2l tube preamp
    Anthem Amp 1 tube amp
    Jolida JD100 Tube CD player
    Bozak Symphony speakers



    I really like the little SET baby amp I got from Hoosier, but with my big basement, I need a little more tube juice (it's better than any 10 watts has any business being). I wish I had a small room to put it in since it is a sweet sounding little amp, but I will probably sell it.

    I'll get pics when its set up.
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    7,626

    Default

    What happened with the 502B?
    "SOME PEOPLE CALL ME MAURICE,
    CAUSE I SPEAK OF THE POMPITIOUS OF LOVE"

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    6,245

    Default

    Dibs!!! LOL gotta be quick around here :D
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default

    communication just went smoother that with the guy with the 502b. took him a while to get back to me. I have heard good things about both units so I figured I couldnt go wrong either way.

    besides, I hate going to manhattan and only do so when I absolutly have too. :D
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by faster100
    Dibs!!! LOL gotta be quick around here :D
    I'll keep ya posted bud ;)
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Cool!!
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    FL 320
    Posts
    5,021

    Default

    Nice. Running all tubes is fun. Let us know how it sounds.

    btw, which SET amp did you play with?
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by organ
    Nice. Running all tubes is fun. Let us know how it sounds.

    btw, which SET amp did you play with?

    the Sophia Electric Baby amp 10 watts a channel class A
    it isnt SET as in Single ended triode, thats the initials for Sophia Electric Technology.

    great little amp
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Annandale, Va
    Posts
    1,285

    Default

    hmm, convenient company name for a low powered amp...
    Lovin that music year after year.

    Main 2 Channel System

    Polk SDA-1B,
    Promitheus Audio TVC SE,
    Rotel RB-980BX,
    OPPO DV-970HD,
    Lite Audio DAC AH,
    IXOS XHA305 Interconnects


    Computer Rig

    Polk SDA CRS+,
    Creek Audio 5350 SE,
    Morrow Audio MA1 Interconnect,
    HRT Music Streamer II

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Refefer
    hmm, convenient company name for a low powered amp...


    yeah, I thought that too when I first researched it

    is a well regarded amp though with plenty of good reviews. sounds great on my Bozaks. Just a skosh to light for my very big basement though. I'm not selling until I know I like the sound of the Anthem though.
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (40)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    18,401

    Default

    Lou, you've got a pm - let me get both of the Anthem peices kicked up a notch for you.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (47)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Sufficiently Breathless
    Posts
    11,285

    Default

    it's a tube hybird--right
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (40)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    18,401

    Default

    No, its push pull, just has small iron (to meet the pricepoint).

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN
    Lou, you've got a pm - let me get both of the Anthem peices kicked up a notch for you.
    Oooh, now that sounds nice!
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Morrisville NC
    Posts
    4,889

    Default

    Lou you got another amp and did not ask me to take a road trip with ya. Whats wrong. Look foward to hearing it.

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman32
    Lou you got another amp and did not ask me to take a road trip with ya. Whats wrong. Look foward to hearing it.

    Good news = you got first crack at the Radii
    Bad news = got to act a little fast

    the audio fund needs replenishment :D
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (26)

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    1,679

    Default

    Lou,

    How was it dealing with the audio-pimp, I see he has some nice gear for sale and seems like a stand up guy, I will have to take a ride to his place to see what he has, his web-site seems to show he got some juice, let me know.

    CRj

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default

    I wound up going to his house. thats where mosat of his stuff seems to be. he really doesnt have a walk in store, but people must go there, because he had rooms set up for demo. esoteric stuff I havent heard of.

    nice guy, Anthem was in the box, well packed. I'd definitly deal with him again
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default

    well, the rig is up and running. me likey. long story short, 40 watts is ALOT of tube power. this system has got balls to spare boy!

    first half hour, things sounded iffy, but after warm up, wow. not too soft, not too hard. just right. the soundstage is a little deeper than with the Baby amp. still have more listening to do.
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (5)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    northern nj
    Posts
    6,609

    Default

    pics are up in the showcase, pardon the shoddy appearance, my basement is a horror show. the 2 channel pics are on the bottom of the theater pics

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...p?userid=49694
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

    2 Channel -
    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Nice rig you've got goin', for sure. Mess an' all! :p
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  22. #22

    Member Sales Rating: (47)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Sufficiently Breathless
    Posts
    11,285

    Default

    Very nice,indeed :D
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

  23. #23

    Member Sales Rating: (7)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    lookin' for fava beans and a nice chianti
    Posts
    12,608

    Default

    Looking good, I'd like to get an ear on those Bozaks myself.

    The Anthem gear is GOOD stuff, steals within thier respective pricepoints.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Review of Anthem amp
    By fox in forum Electronics
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-30-2005, 05:36 AM
  2. Anthem A5 Amp. & LSi15
    By wcruz00 in forum Speakers
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-24-2004, 07:36 PM
  3. How to wire DB675 to an amp
    By 99greensc1 in forum Car Audio & Electronics
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-12-2004, 06:51 PM
  4. DB675 and amp for them
    By 99greensc1 in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-05-2004, 09:13 AM
  5. My new amp review!
    By Frank Z in forum Electronics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-09-2003, 05:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts