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!
Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk FXiA4, (2) SVS SB12-NSD

Comments

  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    And you are where?
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 405
    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; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,248
    It's high time you ditch the generic avatar thing.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 405
    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; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,046
    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 Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    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 Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 283
    Thanks guys, but I just picked up a Parasound HCA 1200 yesterday.
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk FXiA4, (2) SVS SB12-NSD
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 405
    There you go. Good choice.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    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 Focal Electra 926 speakers, Pass Labs X150.5 Amp, Eastern Electric MiniMax Preamp (Tutay mods), Eastern Electric Minimax CDP (Scott Nixon mods), Music Hall mmf 5.1 Turntable, Parks Audio Budgie Phono Pre , Audioengine B1 streamer, MIT S3 IC's / MIT Shotgun S3 Speaker Cables / PS Audio power cables
    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 283
    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.
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk FXiA4, (2) SVS SB12-NSD
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,248
    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.

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 283
    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!
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk FXiA4, (2) SVS SB12-NSD
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    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
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 283
    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.
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk FXiA4, (2) SVS SB12-NSD
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 405
    What is it about the Parasound that you are not happy with?
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 283
    Well I was pretty happy with it until I plugged it in for the first time and it started smoking!
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk FXiA4, (2) SVS SB12-NSD
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 283
    Turned out to be a piece of junk, but at least I was refunded right away.
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk FXiA4, (2) SVS SB12-NSD
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 405
    That would do it. I probably should have reread the thread.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 283
    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.
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk FXiA4, (2) SVS SB12-NSD
  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,433
    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:
    Martin Logan Motion 40
    Martin Logan Motion 50XT
    Emotiva Airmotiv E2
    SVS SB16 Ultra
    Def Tech Reference Sub
    Yamaha RX-A3070

    Signal Cable speaker wires & interconnects.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    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...
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 405
    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; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    Yup. One I was putting up.
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 283
    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.
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk FXiA4, (2) SVS SB12-NSD
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,153
    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, Marantz UD7007, modded Polk SDA 2B.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,250
    What are you driving (left, center, right)?
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 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 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an 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
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 283
    Left and right. I have an AMC 2100 that I'll be driving my center with. At least that's the plan right now
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk FXiA4, (2) SVS SB12-NSD
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