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Finding a 2.1 channel Amp or a 4.1

post #1 of 10
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I built some new speakers (Chris Roemer NTN's) and need a difference receiver. HT-RC260 is WAY overkill for the wrong reasons. i need a 2.1 receiver geared MORE towards focusing on 2.1 or 4.1 setup since this is used ONLY for music and is hooked up to my PC. I'm willing to build my own amp.

Options:
1. I can have just an amp and let my sound card do all the audio processing

2. I can buy a receiver that will do everything

3. I can build option one or two.

Note: http://ampslab.com/index.html Found that website to build one but need some input.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 10
What's your budget?
post #3 of 10
Do your speakers have a passive crossover or require and active crossover? If its passive , then any 5.1 receiver will do the job unless its below 4ohms and is under 82db sensitivity at 2.83v at 1m
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post #4 of 10
^impedance you can still connect them in series and get them 8ohms or use a niles speaker box.

You can get the Yamaha A-S500 Integrated Amplifier but its going for $400
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budget would be around 300-500.

They have passive X-overs in them
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post #6 of 10
you can look at the Yamaha RX-V471 Surround Receiver. Otherwise ^the amp up there
post #7 of 10
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the receiver you just posted is not what I'm looking for and my receiver kicks it to the curb lol.
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post #8 of 10
Your best bet would be to go with something like an intergrated amp for that price/use.

That or you could get a HK3490 which I currently have. Amazing stereo receiver 2.2 (2 speakers 2 sub) puts out a decent amount of power 120 x 2 @ 8ohms or 150 x 2 @ 4ohms. Also has preamp outputs just case you decide you want a beefier amp. Oh and optical in.

I'd also check audiogon for deals on the intergrated amps. You can sometimes find almost a 1000 dollar integrateds in your price range used.
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post #9 of 10
Lol, I don't understand why you're getting such expensive amp to go with the NTN. I used mines with the Lepai TA2020. You can't pump that much power into two 4" drivers.
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Lol, I don't understand why you're getting such expensive amp to go with the NTN. I used mines with the Lepai TA2020. You can't pump that much power into two 4" drivers.


You need to throw away your audio equipment after you sad that.

Thanks Sly, I will look into that and see how it stacks up to mine.
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