Amp for rti a9

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,821
    One more tidbit of advice....don't say MP3 around here, that's a 4 lettered word around these parts. lol
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  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    Hey guys me again. I have been doing a lot of looking around and came across the Pyle-Pro P2001at 2000w Hybrid Pre Amplifier with Am/Fm Tuner.

    These are so cheap that it has got me thinking about it. Does anyone have any advice about these?

    Thanks
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,821
    I'd say stay away...while they are cheap enough, their sound is too. Your best bets for those speakers are used B&k amps, Parasound HCA series, McCormack dna 1, ranging from 350 to about 800 bucks on the used markets. Don't forget about using decent cables too to hook it all up.
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    Pioneer BDP 320
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    I did find a gfa 555 in Edmonton. Used for 490 Canadian. The guy couldn't tell me how old it is though
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    The emotiva xpa 3 is looking really good.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,049
    musichigh wrote: »
    I am really looking for great sounding music and no 5.1 or soundbar has ever given me what I crave.

    ...my MP3 collection...

    Problem found.
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

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    All this pain is an illusion
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,049
    It seems like you might be confused. If you get an amp like the Adcom or Emotiva, you still need a preamp or integrated/receiver/AVR with preouts. You won't be all set to go with just the amp.

    If you aren't confused and knew that, my apologies.
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
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    All this pain is an illusion
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    yeah, although I wasn't 100% sure, I am now. To be honest, I am confused about how to go from the receiver to the emotive.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but if I went with the Onkyo TX-NR656, would I be connecting this receiver to the Emotiva by hooking up the front output to the emotive?
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,049
    edited January 30
    No, you would connect an amp to an output called "preout", it looks like that Onkyo doesn't have preouts. Also, be aware that Onkyo hasn't had the best reputation for reliability these past few years.
    | Front - Dynaudio Emit M20 | Center - N/A | Rear - Polk Monitor 4 | Sub - N/A |
    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
    | Turntable - Yamaha PX-3 | Cartridge - Dynavector DV-20X2H | Digital Source - AURALiC Aries Mini |
    | TV - LG 60" 4K | Gaming - Xbox One - PS3 - New 3DS XL - Nvidia Shield TV |

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    well I guess you answered my question. I just posted it.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,020
    nbrowser wrote: »
    musichigh, I'm in the Vancouver area, I'd be more than willing to get together with you and discuss options and stuff available locally in the used shops etc. Tons of stuff out there.

    Again, offering in person assistance here, easier to show than attempt to tell in this area. @musichigh check your inbox please. :)
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    Hey guys. I found a Denon AVR 2805 7.1 Receiver. I am not sure how old it is but I would assume over 10 years old. At least this has preouts for when I finally get a proper amp.
    Also getting it at $175 which I think is a good deal.

    Just thought I would get the experts opinion here first since you have shed light on a few things for me in the past.
    Thanks !
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,677
    If you don't need all of todays bells and whistles, it will do just fine. It is 13 years old, but these machines are built to last for years.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,655
    For not much more you can jump into a Pioneer SC series. I'd spend an extra $100 and track one of those down instead of a mid-line Denon that was decent at best.
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    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,821
    musichigh wrote: »

    Bingo...yes, something like that would be leaps and bounds better than the Denon.
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    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    Pioneer BDP 320
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,655
    Price seems high though. I know in USD I wouldn't pay more than $300 and they typically fall around the $250 range. They are beastly for that price and almost unbeatable.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    Let the negotiations begin :#
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    edited February 16
    Hey guys. It's me again

    I have been considering two amps. Both of them are pioneer.
    The first is what I mentioned above. The SC05

    The 2nd is the SC63.

    Now on the surface, in terms of wattage, there is minimal difference. it seems that the sc63 is a newer model and supports more tech. Example usb Bluetooth etc...

    Wondering if any of you have opinions on them?

    Thanks
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,655
    LOL. I bought both of those from the same seller a few months ago. I kept the SC-63, but I would've rather kept the 05. I find it more attractive and I think the amp section is a little better. The 63 is a little more up to date and has more inputs though. Other than that, they are fairly similar pieces. There might be a difference in the auto-room correction, but I don't use that so I don't know.

    The big reason I kept the 63 is size. It is not as deep as the 05, and the 63 BARELY fits into my stand.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 225
    Aren't the SC-63's subject to the dreaded UE22 chip failures? If so you might want to factor that in.
    2 Channel
    Pre:Parasound JC2BP
    Amp:Parasound A21
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Ones
    Source: Oppo 103D, Mac Mini, Bryston BDA-3
    Cables: AQ Castlerock Speaker, AQ Columbia XLR/RCA, AQ Diamond USB
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Amp: Pioneer Elite SC-09TX
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (Fl, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 3
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • I have read about some issues with the sc63. I am getting a better deal on the 63 as it come with full surround speakers. This means I can use multiple rooms which I originally wasn't thinking about.

    If the chip fails, is it repairable?
  • Also. Isn't the sc 63 only about 4 years old?
    The sc 05 is probably well over 10 years old
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 225
    musichigh wrote: »
    I have read about some issues with the sc63. I am getting a better deal on the 63 as it come with full surround speakers. This means I can use multiple rooms which I originally wasn't thinking about.

    If the chip fails, is it repairable?

    Theoretically the chip is repairable and there is a guy that actually offers the service but it isn't ideal. I just wanted to make sure you were aware before you made the purchase.
    2 Channel
    Pre:Parasound JC2BP
    Amp:Parasound A21
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Ones
    Source: Oppo 103D, Mac Mini, Bryston BDA-3
    Cables: AQ Castlerock Speaker, AQ Columbia XLR/RCA, AQ Diamond USB
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Panasonic TC-P65ZT60

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Amp: Pioneer Elite SC-09TX
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (Fl, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 3
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • BtrSoundBtrSound Posts: 123
    I do not believe that the Yamaha RX481 has pre amp outputs so you cannot get an amp with that receiver. Pay a little more for this one and you may not need an amp but it will allow you to if you need one:

    http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamtsr7790bl/yamaha-tsr-7790-7.2-x-95-watts-a/v-receiver-same-as-rx-v779/1.html
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,821
    Oh, he'll need an amp with that receiver also. No 400 buck receiver is going to power those A9's effectively.
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    Pioneer BDP 320
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    OMG - I found a parasound 2250 in my hood for $900... i am so ready to jump on it!
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,020
    edited March 3
    musichigh wrote: »
    OMG - I found a parasound 2250 in my hood for $900... i am so ready to jump on it!

    Ok, easy one here...DO IT! :)

    P.S. If you don't jump on it...I will!
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    Wazzup, thought I would pop up on here to say how I did on my next piece of my masterpiece... for a newb of course hahaha

    To refresh everyone... I had such a good deal at the beginning of 2017 that I got a crazy set of front speakers... after all they said always get the speakers first....

    Polk Rti-A9

    I searched far and wide and talked to many people. Missed a deal on pararsound 2250 (why buy something used if they cant demo it?)

    Thought anything with preouts would do it with external amp... but why think about now. Look to next 10 plus years.

    So I went with something I knew would keep me happy and let my treasure grow with all future components. Hence I got...

    ANTHEM MRX720

    I pulled the trigger and I am happy. Haven't used ARC yet but I definitely will be in the future. So far with 2.0 system. Might add proper rear speakers next. Maybe centre.

    I can't wait to get the next piece eventually.

    Anyways... cheers and will keep you posted.
    Peace out
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,222
    edited July 1
    That Anthem is a nice piece, good job.


    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's
    Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC, Audio Art IC3; Speaker cable LA International SS-800; PS Audio AC-3 power cords; All into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.
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