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What kind of additional amplifier do I need to utilize all of the 929 speaker outputs?
Simple answer: a 2-channel amp with unbalanced inputs at 50 - 100 watts/channel should suffice for most.
You only need it to drive your two front wides.

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Simple answer: a 2-channel amp with unbalanced inputs at 50 - 100 watts/channel should suffice for most.
You only need it to drive your two front wides.

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It is nice that the 5010 is available new and will match nicely on an AV rack. I had an onkyo M282 which is basically just an older (and better) version of the 5010 for exactly this purpose but I sold it a few months ago.

The M282 is 100w/ch @ .08% THD, where the 5010 is only 75w/ch @ .08% THD all at 8 ohms. I see the 5010 available for $250 at a couple of places where the M282 should cost half of that used if you find the right deal.


Sonamp (260s/270) and Rotel (RB-960/RB-970) are also a great option for a cheap 2 channel amp in the 60w range used...


I decided that for the rack space I might aswell get a 5 channel amp that is designed for a 5.1 system to run WL, L, C, R, WR. The 5 channel amplifiers have similar footprints to the 100w/ch 2 channel amplifiers. Given that I needed an amplifier anyway to run 11.1 and this gets more heat out of the unit.

I find used Adcom amplifiers to be the best bang for the buck as you can see in my signature...

There are several good used options where you can get 5 channel 100w @ 8ohm amplifiers for $350 or less.

Examples of really good cheap 5 channel amplifiers include: Adcom GFA-7000 (135w), Adcom GFA-7400, Adcom GFA-7605 (really the same exact amp as the 7400 just rated at 1% THD in a new case), Adcom GFA-6000 (3x100, 2x60 but only $200 or so), Rotel RB-985 (either mkI or mkII).

For something flexible used the Rotel RMB-1066 and Rotel RB-976 are bridgeable 6 channel amplifiers that can run either 6x60W or 3x150W @ 8ohms.

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Simple answer: a 2-channel amp with unbalanced inputs at 50 - 100 watts/channel should suffice for most.
You only need it to drive your two front wides.

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I use a Crown X1000 for the Wides. 200W per channel. I Paid $99 for it. I could not detect a difference between my Emotiva XPA-5 and the Crown when running them on the Front speakers.
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