Amp for rti a9

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  • 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: 30,161
    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.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • I did find a gfa 555 in Edmonton. Used for 490 Canadian. The guy couldn't tell me how old it is though
  • The emotiva xpa 3 is looking really good.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    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.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    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.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • 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: 7,545
    edited January 2017
    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.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • well I guess you answered my question. I just posted it.
  • 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: 13,058
    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: 15,129
    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.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,161
    musichigh wrote: »

    Bingo...yes, something like that would be leaps and bounds better than the Denon.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,129
    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: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • Let the negotiations begin :#
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    edited February 2017
    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: 15,129
    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: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 328
    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:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 4B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton One
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Sony XBR65-Z9F

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Yamaha CX-A5100
    Amp: Parasound A21, A31, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (FL, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4 +DSPeaker Anti-Mode Dual Core
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, Pangea SE XLR
    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: 328
    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:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 4B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton One
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Sony XBR65-Z9F

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Yamaha CX-A5100
    Amp: Parasound A21, A31, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (FL, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4 +DSPeaker Anti-Mode Dual Core
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, Pangea SE XLR
    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: 30,161
    Oh, he'll need an amp with that receiver also. No 400 buck receiver is going to power those A9's effectively.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • musichighmusichigh Posts: 39
    OMG - I found a parasound 2250 in my hood for $900... i am so ready to jump on it!
  • 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: 2,906
    edited July 2017
    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; Audioquest Big Sur IC; LAT International speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

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

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  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,193
    A robust 2 or 3 channel amp should top your shopping list followed by next either...
    a hefty sub
    'A6 Center speaker
    something from the RTi A series for surrounds.

    Maybe a separate 5 channel to power sides/surrounds assuming 7.1

    Enjoy!
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    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

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    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
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    *Bi-amped by years end
  • StevemacStevemac Posts: 1
    Very informative info on this site from last year!
    Any current simple solutions(deals) for a 7.1 AVR with pre amp feature, and a proper power amp to feed my very new RtiA9 towers??
    Stevemac
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,966
    7.1 AVR's are easy...what's your overall budget for the pair
    City/State local may also help for a quick search for used gear especially the amps...a Polkie may even chime in pending your local.

    Welcome to club Polk Steve
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    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
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