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Starts at 250$...so I'll wait to see a sale,as I said. tongue.gif
post #22 of 46
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Just making sure the lepai amp will be enough...?
Speakers:
Power Handling: 30 - 100 Watts

Frequency Response: 50 - 20K Hz

Sensitivity: 89±3dB

Crossover Frequency: 3500Hz PCB Mounted Circuitry Butterworth Design

Impedance: 8 Ohms

Lepai TA2020
Specifications:
• Power output: 2 x 20 watts RMS
• Input impedance: 47k ohms
• Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
• Input sensitivity: 200 mV • Minimum THD: <0.05%
post #23 of 46
May be a little small for the range of the speakers, pyle and dayton makes some smaller amps you could try with a little more wattage if you care for higher fidelity and less distortion with more power, it should be OK though I'm thinking
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post #24 of 46
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Anything you'd recommend?
I could get the PCA3 for ~65$
Edited by CommanderKeen - 5/7/12 at 4:53pm
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Anything you'd recommend?
I could get the PCA3 for ~65$

Here's a few other amps you can look at. If you're going to buy one of these ones, make sure its from a reputable ebay member or store. I'm merely providing you product links.

The Lepai TA2020 SHOULD do fine honestly, but the following are all higher powered amps:
2x25w RMS @ 4ohm / 2x 14w RMS @ 8ohm Indeed Class D Tripath - $49.99
2x 50w (likely at 4ohm) Muse M50 - $58.88
2x 30w @ 8ohm Topping T22 - $66.23 (this is basically a rebranded Dayton DTA-100a

And there is of course the Dayton DTA-100a as well for $89 at parts express, which will easily do the job.

Honestly, I'd start out with the Lepai just to see how you like the speakers. It won't get LOUD with the Lepai, but it'll power them just fine. If you want something out of the box right away, that'll power them AND get loud, then shoot for either the Topping T22 or Dayton DTA-100a, you'll want at least 30w RMS at 8ohm.
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post #26 of 46
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They all end up being around the same price (except the Topping).
Pyle Pro PCA3 52$+12$ shipping
TA2021 50$ + 20$ shipping
Muse M50: 60$
And I can't find the Lepai TA2020 with a power cord under 40$(no parts-express for me frown.gif)...so I might as well push the extra bucks already. I'd go for the PCA3 since it'd buy it from B&H,so getting it faster.
post #27 of 46
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They all end up being around the same price (except the Topping).
Pyle Pro PCA3 52$+12$ shipping
TA2021 50$ + 20$ shipping
Muse M50: 60$
And I can't find the Lepai TA2020 with a power cord under 40$(no parts-express for me frown.gif)...so I might as well push the extra bucks already. I'd go for the PCA3 since it'd buy it from B&H,so getting it faster.

I would avoid the Pyle. I have no idea what the internals are on it, but generally I refer to Pyle equipment as a "Pyle of......... fill in the blank". They're generally considered as a low end, knock off brand that's not very good.
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Then,which way to go between the Muse M50 and the TA2021?
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Muse M50 between the two imo
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Then,which way to go between the Muse M50 and the TA2021?

If you can stretch into a TK2050, I would go with that (just search ebay for the TK2050, and buy from a reputable seller / store on ebay). If not, the TA2021 will likely be the better choice. I can't find any reviews at all about the Muse M50....that was just something that came up when I searched ebay for Tripath amps.
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