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I'm looking for an amp for my current receivers surround back pre outs so I can get 7.1 sound. My Pioneer has 80-110W per channel depending on the ohms of the speaker. I can currently only find amps that say they have 50-60W per channel.

http://www.amazon.ca/OSD-Audio-AMP120-2-Channel-Amplifer/dp/B0052CHIYC/ref=sr_1_7?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357161329&sr=1-7

http://www.amazon.ca/AudioSource-AMP-100-2-Channel-Bridgeable-Amplifier/dp/B00026BQJ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357162610&sr=8-1

Is there anything better out there? I've checked Best Buy/Futureshop, The Source and nobody sells amps.
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That's a good choice.

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That's a good choice.

Which one? Is the quality good? I'm irritated because no retailers around me seem to sell amplifiers. I wouldn't even mind paying a little more to get something of quality.

Isn't 50W underpowered compared to the receiver I have? Will I be able to match it to the speakers powered by the receiver so the volume is even when I change it on the receiver?
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Either. Surround speakers don't require much power.

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Either. Surround speakers don't require much power.

Thanks. That's reassuring. But what about the quality? Which amp is better? How will the volume work? Will it be as good as if the receiver already had a built in amp for those surround backs?
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Go to audioadvisor.com and look at the Parasound Classic models 275 and 2125. Go to ATI amplifier Corp. authorized outlet for factory refreshed and/or B stock products -classicaudioparts.com. ATI refreshed amplifiers carry the full 7 year factory coverage. You should find what you are looing for at either one of these internet resellers/
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Stereo amplification hasn't changed in 20+ years. So there's TONS of good quality used amps available.

Checkout Craigslist, eBay and Audiogon. All great deals to be had for used quality 2ch amplifiers.
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There are a few outlaw mono blocks on kijiji, as well try east Hamilton Radio or gibby's.

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I'm seriously considering this amp:

http://www.amazon.com/AudioSource-AMP-100-Stereo-Power-Amplifier/product-reviews/B00026BQJ6/ref=cm_cr_pr_btm_link_next_5?ie=UTF8&pageNumber=5&showViewpoints=0

But I read a few reviews that people have had it catch fire!! Now I'm really paranoid.
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