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2 Channel Atmos Amp

So I have a Yamaha CX-A5100 and a Monolith 7x200 running a 5.1.2 config.
I want to add another 2 Atmos speakers and I am looking at AMPs. With the whole world gone crazy I would like to keep the amp price on a tight budget.
Would something like a Dayton 2x60 or Crown 2x100 work well? I know the Atmos channels do not get nearly the same workout as LCR but my OCD is kicking in.
Or do I get an Emotiva A300, or an A500 so I can go 7.1.4 in the future?
Anyone else been through this yet, and if so what worked well for you?

$200 is more appealing than $500 but maybe it is "buy once, cry once" time.

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I used an Audiosource AD1002 (Class D, 2 X 50W) amp to take a Denon AVR-X4300H up to 7.2.4. It was adequate for the rear height channels. (I am currently using an Emotiva XPA3 Gen3 to drive LCR, and the 4300 for the other 8 speakers.)

I really ought to sell that AD1002 one of these days.

If I was buying something today, new, it might be the Dayton APA102BT from Parts Express (on sale for $110). There are cheaper options, but I like the form factor and the 12V switch.

As an alternative to the A500, maybe the OSD XA5180 ($440 US at Amazon).
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Outlaw monoblocks. Are they $300 each or $400? They were on sale 3/800. May want to check.


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Outlaw monoblocks. Are they $300 each or $400? They were on sale 3/800. May want to check.


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They were $400 each, or 3 for $800 in a recent sale. They are now listed as out of stock.

Perhaps too pricey for someone put off by $500 for an Emotiva A500 (5 channels).

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I have a Vincent integrated amp 2x50, I realize that level matching would be difficult.
Has anyone gone this route? How difficult is it?

Found a Adcom 2x100 on CL for $200 and may go that way.

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I have a Vincent integrated amp 2x50, I realize that level matching would be difficult.
Has anyone gone this route? How difficult is it?

Found a Adcom 2x100 on CL for $200 and may go that way.
I doubt that level matching is a major issue. If you use the Yamaha room equalization software, you'll be fine. I suppose that you could even use a test tone and a sound level meter app on a smartphone.
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