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what kind of amplifier kit are you looking for? I bet I can find one.
    
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found another SET amplifier that is adorable called the APPJ 6F3 for $199



http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/synergy4/1.html
    
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post #1953 of 3150
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Originally Posted by bumblebee1980 View Post

what kind of amplifier kit are you looking for? I bet I can find one.

Looking for something to drive my B&W 685s. Not looking for a kit really but I can handle the wiring/enclosure work required in the class d kit.
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I clicked on the link you provided but it says:

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cheez

It should work now. My power cable was to blame.

http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/member.php?210207-cheezy
    
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how much are you looking to spend?
    
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how much are you looking to spend?
Below $300 would be nice.
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Below $300 would be nice.

http://www.akitika.com/

edit: if you don't think you are up to the task

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100

30 day return policy no questions asked, free shipping, made in USA. I used to own a XPA-5 in my home theater thumb.gif
Edited by bumblebee1980 - 10/21/13 at 4:57pm
    
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Originally Posted by bumblebee1980 View Post

http://www.akitika.com/

edit: if you don't think you are up to the task

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100

30 day return policy no questions asked, free shipping, made in USA. I used to own a XPA-5 in my home theater thumb.gif




That Akitika amp has some nice specs except for damping factor, but it is closer to the bottom of the power the speakers want. Those B&W 685s are really low on efficiency so the amp will really only be able to push them to about 100db. Past that you will drive the amp into distortion. It will be fine for regular listening most of the time but you will want something probably rated closer to 80w if you want to be able to turn the speakers up a bit every now and then. Many people dont reallize that they often hit levels higher than 100db when listening to music.

These are the types of amps I deal with normally and it would provide enough power and is within your budget. Just dont crank the speakers *too* much or they will blow because these amps can keep giving well over what the speakers can take:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/XLI800/
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/XLS1000/
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GX3/

The design is also not very "home amp friendly"

Edit:
This is probably the amp I would go with:
http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/upa200
Edited by EniGma1987 - 10/21/13 at 5:08pm
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101.4 db SPL actually.
    
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post #1960 of 3150
not saying it is a deciding factor one way or the other but that emotive amp is actually made in china ... btw.
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