WTB - Power Amp

I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive solid state amp. Leaning towards 2-channels, but if there is a good deal on a 3-channel that would work.

I'll probably need to stay in the couple/few hundred dollar range.

If anyone has something they're looking to get rid of please let me know!
Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 4420, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 384
    And you are where?
    SDA 1C's
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 115
    I have a Superphon DM 220 that is sitting in my garage wondering if I will get around to building a pair of subwoofers for it to play again. The answer is probably not. I don’t have enough posts here to list it in the for sale section. So I’m going to put it on Agon sometime soon. This is the company started by Stan Warren when he left PS Audio. I would likely list it in the range you are interested in. 125/200 wpc at 8/4 ohms. You might also look at some used Adcom amps.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; Micromega Mydac
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,232
    It's high time you ditch the generic avatar thing.
    Got Dayens?
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 115
    Probably. But I’m somewhat illiterate when it comes to that stuff. Plus I’m not sure what “thing” should replace it. Maybe a picture of Bill Frisell playing.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; Micromega Mydac
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,490
    How does an Adcom 5503 - 3 channel amp sound?
    200 W into 8 ohms .... 350 W in to 4
    57 pound behemoth
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Definitive Technology BP-2
    Center Definitive Technology C-1
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    Pre Cary SLP-98 Hot Rod
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Source Oppo 105
    PS Audio AC-12
    Wires MIT S3.3
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,308
    FWIW - I have an amp I have struggled parting with - for many years it ran my SDA's 2A's flawlessly, and I enjoyed it immensely, in fact, for years I considered it the perfect amp. 100wpc, and stoutly built, (but not necessarily pretty), it's a relatively rare. SS but with what I would now call a warmish tube nature, and oodles of reserve power.

    Audire Model One. They were designed by a gentleman (Julius Siksnius) who worked on the NASA Apollo communication systems from my understanding. I spoke to him on the phone after I bought the amp, a real gem of a gent who clearly had a love not just for his designs, but audio in general. Its originally 70's era, but was refreshed late 90's - early 2000's. Julius mentioned it was among the first they produced when I spoke to him.

    2 channels, 100w, this particular one has speaker binding posts as well as 1/4" jacks. You must use 3' cables or less for your RCA component connections.
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel ,Dodd 50W Dual Mono EL34 Amp, MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp, Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded), A/L 1000VA Dreadnought, Canare 4s11 SDA cable, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Vincent Pho-700 Phono Pre, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / Pangea & Signal Cable MP power
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000
    LA Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp, Polk LSIM705, Marantz DV8300 SACD, Audioengine B1, MIT AVt3 Speaker & RCA Cables, PS Audio Power Punch power cables

    Dodd Mid Level Preamp ("on the bench" w/Charlie)
    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    McCormack DNA-1 Power Drive Amp
    Eastern Electric Minimax CDP
    Infinity RS5b Speakers

  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 191
    Thanks guys, but I just picked up a Parasound HCA 1200 yesterday.
    Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 4420, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 115
    There you go. Good choice.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; Micromega Mydac
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,308
    Side note @dr1978 - Hopslam = mmmmmmm
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
    VA 2 Channel ,Dodd 50W Dual Mono EL34 Amp, MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp, Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded), A/L 1000VA Dreadnought, Canare 4s11 SDA cable, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Vincent Pho-700 Phono Pre, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / Pangea & Signal Cable MP power
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000
    LA Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp, Polk LSIM705, Marantz DV8300 SACD, Audioengine B1, MIT AVt3 Speaker & RCA Cables, PS Audio Power Punch power cables

    Dodd Mid Level Preamp ("on the bench" w/Charlie)
    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    McCormack DNA-1 Power Drive Amp
    Eastern Electric Minimax CDP
    Infinity RS5b Speakers

  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 191
    I used to live in Michigan, so I was spoiled. Not that there was much available when they first started making it, but at least I could pick up a couple 6-packs and knew of a couple places that had it on tap. Then when I moved to Virginia I had at least an hour drive to get anything, and even that was no guarantee.

    Luckily my local craft beer shop has been working their Bells connections and actually got a decent delivery this year (including a mini-keg that I snagged). I know a lot of people think it's over hyped, and it is, but it's my first beer love so I'll always represent.
    Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 4420, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,232
    I don't drink alcohol anymore, but Bells Two Hearted Ale was my all time favorite beer ever. :)
    dr1978 wrote: »
    I used to live in Michigan, so I was spoiled. Not that there was much available when they first started making it, but at least I could pick up a couple 6-packs and knew of a couple places that had it on tap. Then when I moved to Virginia I had at least an hour drive to get anything, and even that was no guarantee.

    Luckily my local craft beer shop has been working their Bells connections and actually got a decent delivery this year (including a mini-keg that I snagged). I know a lot of people think it's over hyped, and it is, but it's my first beer love so I'll always represent.

    Got Dayens?
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 191
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't drink alcohol anymore, but Bells Two Hearted Ale was my all time favorite beer ever. :)
    dr1978 wrote: »
    I used to live in Michigan, so I was spoiled. Not that there was much available when they first started making it, but at least I could pick up a couple 6-packs and knew of a couple places that had it on tap. Then when I moved to Virginia I had at least an hour drive to get anything, and even that was no guarantee.

    Luckily my local craft beer shop has been working their Bells connections and actually got a decent delivery this year (including a mini-keg that I snagged). I know a lot of people think it's over hyped, and it is, but it's my first beer love so I'll always represent.

    Two Hearted is actually why our local guy secured his Hopslam. He also has a burger joint that serves beer, and he keeps Two Hearted on tap all the time. So basically they hooked him up for being a good customer. It's definitely nice being able to get a fresh Two Hearted whenever I want!
    Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 4420, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 384
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't drink alcohol anymore

    Not recommended. This shortens your lifespan just like traffic jams and ex-wives... So I'm told. :D
    SDA 1C's
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 191
    I think I'm going to set my sights on the B&K sound. If anyone has a B&K amp they're looking to sell please let me know.
    Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 4420, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 115
    What is it about the Parasound that you are not happy with?
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; Micromega Mydac
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 191
    Well I was pretty happy with it until I plugged it in for the first time and it started smoking!
    Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 4420, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 191
    Turned out to be a piece of junk, but at least I was refunded right away.
    Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 4420, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 115
    That would do it. I probably should have reread the thread.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; Micromega Mydac
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 191
    Man, that would be awesome. Way outta my price range and too big for my current rack as well. It did get me contemplating things for a minute, but there's no way.
    Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 4420, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103
  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,368
    GlennDog wrote: »
    How does an Adcom 5503 - 3 channel amp sound?
    200 W into 8 ohms .... 350 W in to 4
    57 pound behemoth

    Are you selling one?
    HT:
    Polk S60
    Polk S30
    Polk F/Xi3
    SVS SB16 Ultra
    Yamaha RX-A3070

    Signal Cable speaker wires & interconnects.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 384
    maxward wrote: »
    Probably. But I’m somewhat illiterate when it comes to that stuff. Plus I’m not sure what “thing” should replace it. Maybe a picture of Bill Frisell playing.

    Post your password here we'll come up with something for you...
    SDA 1C's
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 115
    Thanks, audioluvr, but I have tech support in the form of my sons. I just need to get an idea for an avatar. Is yours a wind turbine under construction?
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; Micromega Mydac
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 384
    Yup. One I was putting up.
    SDA 1C's
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 191
    Thought I'd revive this thread. I'm still on the lookout for an amp, preferably B&K or Parasound. I need to keep this on the inexpensive side - a few hundred or so. I do have a pair of Signature S20's and an S35 that I could include in a trade if anyone's interested in them.

    I'm in zip 24540 in case anyone is local to Southern VA.
    Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 4420, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 1,832
    I'm looking to upgrade from my HCA1000 and I'm also looking toward another Parasound or B&K. Let me know if the HCA I have would work for you, nothing wrong with it, last year had the power button replaced and benched at that time @ 150w/channel.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
    Parasound HCA1500, Dynaco PAS4, Denon DP1200 w/Shure V15 Type V and Jico SAS stylus, Oppo BDP93, "upgraded" Polk SDA 2B.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,157
    What are you driving (left, center, right)?
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 975 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, DirecTV Rcvr, Xbox 360, Dennon LDP, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7. Woofers, Rotel 98X amp; M & T, P'sound HCA-1000
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: 1 Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
    *Bi-amped by years end
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 191
    Left and right. I have an AMC 2100 that I'll be driving my center with. At least that's the plan right now
    Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 4420, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103
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