anybody have experience with AMC gears?

organorgan Posts: 5,022
edited January 2003 in Electronics
I am currently checking out some AMC gear(www.amchome.com) because I think getting into Rotel to power my LSi will be quite pricey. While I was surfing their site, I couldn't believe how cheap their amps cost with high power ratings. The thing that really interests me is their hybrid valve(tube) amps. So if anyone have heard some AMC stuff, please let me know what you think of them.

Thanx

Maurice
CD Player: Original CD-A8T
Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
"I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited January 2003
    Just curious ATC, what AMC and Rotel amps have you had experience with?
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  • organorgan Posts: 5,022
    edited January 2003
    Thanx for the great reply Venom. DAMN IT! I just got off the phone with my dealer and he informed me that they are not carrying any AMC equipments anymore. Now I have to search for a good dealer that carry AMC. I swear the place was full of AMC gear last time I visited in November. I wanted a really good receiver or pre around $1000 with DD and DTS and use a 2channel amp only for the mains(music is more important to me). I don't do HT very often. If I can't find anything else, it's going to be the Rotel RSX1055. I want to get into seperates but $ is a big issue and I may have to take the receiver as pre route. Again, thanx for the very informatie reply, Venom.

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
  • organorgan Posts: 5,022
    edited January 2003
    AAAAAH CRAP!!! I just called again to ask about Rotel and believe it or not, he just stopped selling them as well. Now they only have Denon, Pioneer and Musical Fidelity(way too expensive for me). I saw some Sunfire stuff before but I bet he stopped selling them too. This is going to get very difficult for me.

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,030
    edited January 2003
    I have the AMC 1100 pre-amp. I haven't heard it yet. The music goes through it, but that's it. Sweet deal! It's as basic as you can get and still have a few inputs and tone controls, but it suites my needs quite well.

    ATCVenom: I've been thinking about AMC amps (the tube hybrids). I know yours is/was SS, but how did it sound compared to say a Carver m200t. Or compared to the Rotel integrated, but with that goes the question of what pre you used with it.
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  • phuzphuz Posts: 2,413
    edited January 2003
    Thats a nice SQL error on the AMC home page. :)

    I'd sure like to check em out, but I can't!
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAnMxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited January 2003
    Check out ADCOM, lots of power - clean at that. They play loud and their in the same price range as the AMC id think. I purchased the GFA-545II, not plugged up yet but its 100 wats x 2, with .04 thd - its loud and clean. Cost me $315, but you can get it for around 250
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  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,030
    edited January 2003
    Oh it's plugged in and the music it plays sounds great. I just meant I haven't heard the preamp itself. It's very quiet and adds or subtracts almost nothing. Sorry about the confusion. I will honestly say that I haven't hooked up that Carver amp yet.
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  • organorgan Posts: 5,022
    edited January 2003
    Thanx for the replies guys. MXP, I may check out some Adcom. I heard them powering B&W speakers and was very impressed. The dynamics was just awesome. But first I need a good receiver to use as a pre/pro. Looks like it's going to be Pioneer Elite VSX-41. I can't believe it retails for only $999 CDN. I will begin my search for an amp this spring and hopefully have one by mid-summer. Anybody heard the VSX-41 powering the LSi yet? I'm sure the Elite line is much better than my Onkyo which retailed for about $100 less 3 years ago.

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Receiver: Harman/Kardon HK3390
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT1000p
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**
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