Originally Posted by 4DHD
But if a person had a pair of Revel Salon2, that extra $6k would have been well spent. The Salons are power hungry.
So it comes down to, if you need it you buy it.
As the owner of the lowly Salons, they are not as power hungry as reported.
Every once and a while, a correction is need when they embark on a quest for world dominance.
I am driving them quite well with the A51.
I have also had an Outlaw 7500 and ATI 3005. The A51 falls right in the middle of these two amps.
All of them can shake the walls of my 4500 cu foot room. We are talking about a less than 2 DB difference between these 200 to 300WPC amps.
Since all these amps produce lots of current into 4 ohm loads, they do a great job driving the bass.
My Outlaw is out for repair but when it returns my friend and I intend to do a bit of compression testings.
My completely un-scientific, subjective view is that the bass production is similar but the upper end is sweeter in the A51.
I am really happy with this amp.
From a heat and space point of view, I think the JC-1's are over kill.
If there were a more affordable Parasound 2 channel powerhouse 350/500 watt range amp, I would take a hard look.