Pioneer 'Spec' series amps > anyone try using 2 power power amps?

TurbotaTurbota Posts: 255
edited March 2004 in 2 Channel Audio
I currently have a Pioneer Spec 1 pre-amp, and a Spec 4 power-amp in a 2 channel audio system. This system drives at set of rears, and a set of fronts.

Anyone here try using 2 of these power amps to drive there speakers (1 power amp driving the pair of fronts and a 2nd power-amp driving the pair of rears)?

Thanks,
Ron
2-Channel Audio
Onkyo ... A-9050 . . .Integrated Amp. (Power Amp Section not Used)
Onkyo ... M-282 . ... Power Amps .(Pair)
Onkyo ... C-7030 . _.CD Player
Polk . . *. RTi A7 - ....Front Speakers
Polk . . *. RTi A3 - ....Rear Speakers
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  • TurbotaTurbota Posts: 255
    edited March 2004
    Also, other than the WOW factor, do you think I would really benifit at all from using 2 power-amps vs 1?

    The Pioneer Spec 4 power-amp is rated 150w per channel
    2-Channel Audio
    Onkyo ... A-9050 . . .Integrated Amp. (Power Amp Section not Used)
    Onkyo ... M-282 . ... Power Amps .(Pair)
    Onkyo ... C-7030 . _.CD Player
    Polk . . *. RTi A7 - ....Front Speakers
    Polk . . *. RTi A3 - ....Rear Speakers
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,829
    edited March 2004
    Its a little less load for each amp to drive, thats about the only benefit.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i | Preamp/DAC: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • TurbotaTurbota Posts: 255
    edited March 2004
    Thanks Steve ...

    I don't drive this 2 channel system that hard at all. So, maybe there would be no benifit with it.

    In reality, I think I am just looking for a good excuse to buy another Spec 4 power-amp on E-Bay. Again, kind of just the WOW factor. I certainly have room for another amp in this rack.

    Audio_Rack.JPG
    2-Channel Audio
    Onkyo ... A-9050 . . .Integrated Amp. (Power Amp Section not Used)
    Onkyo ... M-282 . ... Power Amps .(Pair)
    Onkyo ... C-7030 . _.CD Player
    Polk . . *. RTi A7 - ....Front Speakers
    Polk . . *. RTi A3 - ....Rear Speakers
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,829
    edited March 2004
    They are beautiful amps. That's a fantastic setup you have! I love the old 70's Pioneer stuff. My first "'real" system was all Pioneer. I'll never forget how excited I was when I got my first 2 pieces, the SX-780 receiver and HPM-40 speakers. I think I listened to that thing all night....
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i | Preamp/DAC: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
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