Originally Posted by soulrider4ever
Here are some of the amp's I've been looking at.
Used NAD 2200PE ($300) - rebuilt with 1 year warranty - making actual 188wpc.
Used Arcam A85 ($500) - In good shape, local seller, no warranty.
Emotiva UPA-2 ($300) - Would probably me more than enough for these.
Emotiva XPA-2 ($800) - Would like to get, but being honest - I'm not sure if the wife factor will allow it :/
Onix A-120mkii ($450ish?) - If I can find one for sale....
Personally, I'd stay away from Anthem amps. I had one of the MCA Series amps (which is supposed to be the higher quality series from the PVA Series) and it was absolute garbage. Never again. Friggin' thing had a noisey transformer and it clipped horribly. I bought it brand new, from an Authorized Dealer and ....... when I contacted Anthem about it, their response was basically...." You're S**t Out Of Luck, Unless You Want To Pay Through The Nose To Ship It To Us and The Pay Through The Nose For Us To Just Put It On The Bench.
It would have cost me at least $260.00 just to do that. And if it needed work and fixing, I would have to have paid what was a ridiculous hourly rate for their techs to work on it. The only thing the warranty covered was parts.
All this with a brand new amp with complete warranty. **** Anthem!!!
The Authorized Dealer wouldn't replace/exchange it with another amp and I was forced to go through Anthem. Needless to say, I never bought a damn thing from that dealer, ever again. Nor from Paradigm/Anthem.
Check some of these out....
Give this Outlaw Audio amp...some serious consideration.http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....nnel-Power-Amphttp://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....valve-350exr-hhttp://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....-Dumping-Amp-P