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Power Amp Advice Needed

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by Matt Horne, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. Matt Horne

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    Hi..

    I have been toying with the idea of going to a Pre / Power solution for my home cinema. Currently I am using :

    Arcam DV88+
    Yamaha RV695 (something like that) AV Amp,
    Mission M7* Speakers

    Now I would like to get better 2 channel stereo out of this as well as home cinema.. the only other constrant is I do not want to spend a fortune (under a grand).. I would be buying on the Power amp first and using the Yam as a processor until I could afford a good processor.

    Is there any reason for not getting 3 pairs of stereo power amps to use over one intergrated box ?

    Can anyone recommend any 5 channel amps / 2 Channel amps which would do the job.. I do not mind looking second hand either to get better value for money.

    Any help here would be great!

    Thanks

    Matt
     
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    I think the Rotels are well rated and can be picked up cheaply second-hand. I think the number is something like 962 but not sure. I am interested in taking this route also.

    S
     
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    Hi Matt

    there are a few very good pre/pro for sale in the classified section of this forum

    meridian 561 prosessor £1000

    lexicon mc-1 £ 1850

    as for power amps there are loads

    marantz 5 channel 150w
    marantz mono blocks 130w
    rotel 5 channel or 2 channel
    tag

    i m using a meridian processor and marantz amps, and the sound is amazing IMO

    cheers

    Mark
     
  4. Matt Horne

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    Hi...

    Whats the rough sort of prices for the power amps.. I really want to stay under a grand for either a five channel amp or 3 x stereo powers..

    (Well in fact the less I pay the better :) )

    I want to get the power side sorted before I look at buying the Processor.. too expensive to do it together..

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  5. Matt Horne

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    To continue...

    How about

    3 x Arcam P75 (or P75 + )

    Would there be any setup problems with using these feed via the pre-outs of the Yamaha?


    Ta..

    matt
     
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    It seems you are keem on arcam amps. If you only need 5 channels of amplification, for around £1000 I would go for :

    P85/3 : 3 channel amp for your front L/R
    p75 : 2 channel amp for your surrounds

    Spending more on your front 3 should give better performance for stereo + av

    Alternitavely the rotel 5 channel 1075 gets good reviews.

    You should have a listen and see which amplification you prefer.

    Regards
    Calum
     
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    Roksan Caspian 5-channel amp is 1000.

    Jules.
     

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