Multi Channel Amp Suggestions

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dpowell
dpowell Posts: 3,065
Hi all, I recently bought a Marantz 7704 from @rtart and now have the pleasure of finding the right multi channel amp to pair with it for surround duty.

Front L/C/R will be driven by a sunfire signature 400x5. 2 channels assigned per 1.2TL and the 5th channel for Center.

Need a minimum of 6 channels for 4 rear and 2 atmos speakers. All in wall speakers.

XLR inputs a plus but not a deal breaker.

Open to suggestions on gear and minimum wpc ratings to consider. Thanks!
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polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050

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  • skipshot12
    skipshot12 Posts: 1,082
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    Seeings you have a Sunfire for the front I'd go with the Sunfire 7401.
    Had this amp and it's excellent.
  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,065
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    skipshot12 wrote: »
    Seeings you have a Sunfire for the front I'd go with the Sunfire 7401.
    Had this amp and it's excellent.

    Would love to. Amazing what Sunfires and other amps are selling for on the used market!
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050
  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,065
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    Emlyn wrote: »

    How would you describe the Outlaw's ability to handle surround duty?
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 4,430
    edited July 2022
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    I was surprised at its solid build quality, low noise floor, and speaker handling capabilities for the price. I'm running a pair of LSiM707s as rear surrounds, a pair of LSiM703s as side surrounds, and the L900 Atmos modules.

    I've used it for surround sound music on Blu Ray, DVD-A, and SACD too which is the toughest test. Didn't break a sweat.

    The surround and effects speakers are set to small for crossovers. My LCR amp is a Parasound A31.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,259
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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,065
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    Nice piece. I have a possible lead on a 5 month old 7000x for around 800 i might follow up on.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050
  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,065
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    The emotiva certainly has a ton of horsepower under the hood.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050
  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,065
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    Emlyn wrote: »
    I was surprised at its solid build quality, low noise floor, and speaker handling capabilities for the price. I'm running a pair of LSiM707s as rear surrounds, a pair of LSiM703s as side surrounds, and the L900 Atmos modules.

    I've used it for surround sound music on Blu Ray, DVD-A, and SACD too which is the toughest test. Didn't break a sweat.

    The surround and effects speakers are set to small for crossovers. My LCR amp is a Parasound A31.

    Great insight! Those are tough speakers to drive.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050
  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,065
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    A bit more than I'd like to spend. Are they usually firm on pricing?
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,259
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    dpowell wrote: »

    A bit more than I'd like to spend. Are they usually firm on pricing?

    they may be open to offers... this beast weighs in at over 100 pounds
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,065
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    dpowell wrote: »

    A bit more than I'd like to spend. Are they usually firm on pricing?

    they may be open to offers... this beast weighs in at over 100 pounds

    Since this amp has Bob's influence and is restored I might consider it if they were somewhat negotiable. The used amp market is crazy right now and you really have to build the cost of a re-cap into any purchase of an older quality amp. Makes this one look a bit more appealing.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,495
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    That is a great amp for what you are intending for it. Get it regardless what the final offer is. You won't be disappointed. Hey, It's just money. You can always make more!
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  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 3,065
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    Found an Adcom 7807 being sold by original owner in great cosmetic shape. It arrives tomorrow.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 1.2TLs + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X Polk Surrounds + 4 X ATMOS, SVS PB13 Ultra X 2, Pass Labs X1, Marantz 7704, Bob Carver Crimson Beauty 350 Tube Mono Blocks, Carver Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400x5, ADCOM GFA 7807, Panasonic UB420, Moon 380D DAC, EPSON Pro Cinema 6050