I just finished with my set up with the trends amp and with incredible results. First off I've done my research on super kilo-buck systems for nearly the price of nothing so I expect to get some dis-believers out there. The component List.
Trends TA-10.1 15 watt amp $150
Sony PS1....first addition with analog outputs compared to $6000 CD players....yeah thats quite unbeliveable....but sure happy I kept mine.
Homemade cable's made out of Woods patio cord 40 foot (Walmart for $7.88)
Both speaker and Audio connects.
Gold plated Banana plugs and Gold RCA Jacks all done with silver solder.
Bic Acoustech HT-75 and the H-100.
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The H-100 has speaker level in and also speaker level out so connections were simple. When set up this way I get 3.7 to 4 ohm readings back to the amp.
Just to give you some back ground of what I'm comparing my listening to I have an Onkyo TX-SR705 7.1 Receiver with I absolutely love, also SI's T-amp which I feel is a close 2nd. The speaker system is the Bic Acoustech 7.1 Home Theater.
So anyway, once hooked up, I popped in U2's Rattle and Hum. At 2 meters away with my Bic's toed in and sub next to the right speaker the sound was so clear, so crisp and I heard tons of crap that I never heard before after listening to this album for um-tenth time. The hair was literally standing on the back of my neck I was so moved by what I was hearing. I heard faint amp feedback on stage that was never present before, I heard Bono taping the mic so gently when singing which was a complete suprise....it was like my ear were right in front his mouth and the band was playing in my basement. I used to think this audiophile stuff is a bunch of hoopla, but for the first time I understand....there is a huge difference in SQ. The sound stage seemed huge and 3 dimensional. I also put in Pink Floyd to give that a shot.....seriously, people can get stoned just listening to it without abusing substances. At 96db sensitivity at a tiny 3-6 watts of power (thats only half way up) you can't even hold conversations it's so loud...the room is 15 X 22. I can't recommend this set up enough....you will absolutely be blown away.