Sonance

tonybtonyb Posts: 30,903
Any you guys have any experience with their amps ? Sound quality ? I'm thinking of separating my 2 channel from the HT side, and looking to power 3 different sets of speakers. I'm looking at this....

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ele/d/sonance-6-channel-power/6481372152.html

to cover outside patio/deck/and inside 2 channel.
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

Comments

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,195
    Made of solid metal... I see ventilation slots all over the place, so clearly it is not solid metal.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,461
    Tony, I asked the same question a couple months ago and was told they are commercial home audio amps, akin to NAD in their performance. I haven't been able to pull the trigger on one yet to give you a personal impression.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,477
    At only $100 it's a gamble worth taking, imo.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,366
    Tony, I have had almost the exact same amp (a 260x3, 60 wpc channel for 3 pairs of speakers) as my zone two amp for 7+ years, using the auto on, never had a problem. Powering a pair of rt25is on the patio, sounds great for outdoor tunes when you are grilling, etc. Also runs a pair of in-ceiling polks in the living room.

    I wouldn't use it as my main amp, but for zone two, garage, even surrounds, I think it works great.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,903
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Tony, I have had almost the exact same amp (a 260x3, 60 wpc channel for 3 pairs of speakers) as my zone two amp for 7+ years, using the auto on, never had a problem. Powering a pair of rt25is on the patio, sounds great for outdoor tunes when you are grilling, etc. Also runs a pair of in-ceiling polks in the living room.

    I wouldn't use it as my main amp, but for zone two, garage, even surrounds, I think it works great.

    Good to know, but whats the downside, sound wise, as why you wouldn't power your main 2 channel with it ?

    I'm trying to separate my HT from the 2 channel, but where I need to set it up it also has to run 2 pairs of outdoor speakers. For the 100 bucks, it almost seems like a no brainer, especially if you compare it to a Nad.
    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
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,461
    The biggest I see pop up on fleabay are the 2120s (2×120w), so for mains, they may not be big enough, but they are stable at 4 ohm... For a budget rig, they're cheaper and easier to find than NAD, and I suspect that they could be upgraded if one was so inclined.
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