Amp for rti a9

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,218
    One more tidbit of advice....don't say MP3 around here, that's a 4 lettered word around these parts. lol
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 33
    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: 27,218
    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.
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 33
    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: 33
    The emotiva xpa 3 is looking really good.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,859
    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.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,859
    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.
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 33
    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: 6,859
    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.
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 33
    well I guess you answered my question. I just posted it.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,282
    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. :)
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 33
    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: 12,554
    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.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    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.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,218
    musichigh wrote: »

    Bingo...yes, something like that would be leaps and bounds better than the Denon.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,907
    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.
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 33
    Let the negotiations begin :#
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 33
    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: 12,907
    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.
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 129
    Aren't the SC-63's subject to the dreaded UE22 chip failures? If so you might want to factor that in.
  • 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: 129
    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.
  • 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: 27,218
    Oh, he'll need an amp with that receiver also. No 400 buck receiver is going to power those A9's effectively.
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 33
    OMG - I found a parasound 2250 in my hood for $900... i am so ready to jump on it!
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,282
    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!
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