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Help me choose a decent amp...
Old 8th June 2006
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Help me choose a decent amp...

I have a small room at home, used strictly for editing.
The old amp died on me.
Looked at a few pawnshops, and receivers run $50 to $250.
All I really need is : 4 inputs, two sets of speaker outs, no fancy EQs or processors. Enough juice for NS10s and a clean headphone out. Something simple, but reliable.
What are the better home HI-FI receiver brands ? And..which ones suck ?

thanx for your help,
Old 9th June 2006
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From what I've seen the last several years, mid-to-upper level home theater/stereo is pretty much dominated by Denon and Yamaha for receivers. Onkyo can be decent, as Harman-Kardon, Sony ES, etc.

I've owned almost all those plus many others over the years, and have stayed with Denon the longest. Should be something available in your price range. Very reliable, and nice sounding amps too.

Old 9th June 2006

Don't pass over the older Teac either.

If you run into a Carver, grab it.


Old 9th June 2006
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Thanx guys...thumbsup
Now that I have some ideas..did a second time window shopping.
At the lower end of the $$ range I can get Marantz, Technics and a JVC thing.
They look in OK condition.
Old 9th June 2006
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I would probably go for the Marantz but I had a decent technics amp at one stage.
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