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as it says, need an amp/receiver/thingie that drives loudspeakers around $100 and on down.
Built an L/R pair of Tritrix speakers and my old Fisher starts breaking up... My luck, eh?
I'm gonna need to do a full tear-down and fix- up so it'll be out of commission for a good while (free time lacking + fall semester soon).

Anyway...
Aside from the price most everything's a "it's $100, there's gonna be tradeoffs" so toss any suggestions out there
  • digital isn't required
  • headphone out isn't required, my minimax covers headphones
  • a phono-in would be great, but I can always build one if needed
  • loudness, EQ, etc would be great, but not a deal breaker
[edit]should probably mention these will be playing in a 12x12 room, so even 15W/ch RMS can get loud[/edit]

Current contenders (PE links b/c it's convenient)
Dayton Audio DTA-1

Dayton Audio DTA-100a

Topping T21

AudioSource amp100

Sherwood RX-4105
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Hi i recently set up a pair of powered Edifier R1900TII for my niece when they arrived from DinoDirect (4 weeks wait lol)
http://vip.dinodirect.com/speaker-mu...1900tii06.html
after watching this video review

and when i tested it, i found them awesome! More importantly my niece loves it for her bedroom PC Desktop audio set up so it was a great buy IMHO

disclaimer: i dun own or have experience with audio set ups that cost a fortune
Edited by trog - 7/28/11 at 3:13pm
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I would choose the sherwood out of those
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My suggestion is to go out and hunt down an old receiver(ebay, craigslist, yard/garage sale).

If that's not possible, go with the Sherwood stereo receiver. Solid unit despite the price.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FearSC549 View Post
My suggestion is to go out and hunt down an old receiver(ebay, craigslist, yard/garage sale).

If that's not possible, go with the Sherwood stereo receiver. Solid unit despite the price.
I agree with this. I'd check craigslist for older, vintage stuff. An old 80's stereo will sound a lot better than a new $100 receiver, provided that it works. I'd bet on the old stereo against a $400 avr.
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post #6 of 6
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yeah, I'd been using my Fisher that way actually. Easy initial restore too, a package of De-oxit and worked like new.

I have had a need for a secondary amp to drive some extra passives elsewhere in the house, so I guess this search isn't solely just to shore up my stereo-in-repair

this one's caught my eye as a quickie stop-gap. Hasn't gotten back to me on a separate sale.
edit-----
and this HK one, but driving an hour to get there doesn't quite jive with the free time I don't have haha
Edited by Firestorm252 - 7/31/11 at 5:56am
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