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Originally Posted by Frohlich /forum/post/18121786
If you don't mind used you can find good 5 channel amps in that price range on Audiogon and ebay. Ones that come to mind are Anthem MCA50, Emotiva (new), Sunfire (as you mentioned), Outlaw, B&K. I am sure there are others but all those are reputable.
Originally Posted by D_Strasse /forum/post/18122361
I have a line a Sunfire Grand Cinema for ~$1k. (non-signature). Not sure if this is a good deal for an almost 10yr old amp.
Like I said, I think I would like to try something different as my only amp experience so far was with an XPA-3. And I've looked for a bunch of different stuff but nothing used within my price range that I can afford.
Originally Posted by rdgrimes /forum/post/18122821
The Sunfire Cinema Grand and Theater Grand units are usually bought around $800. There doesn't seem to be much premium being paid for the Cinema Grand II series. Sunfire has the unique advantages of being lighter, smaller and running cooler which you won't find in any other amps.
The 7-ch Sunfires do carry a premium. Also both Cinema and Theater series come in 17" and 19" models.
Source of info: http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/index.php
Originally Posted by Lhasa-lover /forum/post/18124105
If it was me, I'd go with a Sherbourn. Basically 5 monoblocks sharing a chasis. Talk about pure power that never quits. I've owned many amps and receivers and keep coming back to Sherbourn.
Originally Posted by phantom52 /forum/post/18124159
There is a Sherbourn 7 channel 200 watt on Audiogon for $1600 and one 1700. How's that for another wrench
Originally Posted by Bill Mac /forum/post/18124195
Here comes another wrench. NHT Power 5 an affordable class D amp. I had one for about 6 months. A light and cool running amp that I had no issues with. One on A-gon sold for $835.00.
Originally Posted by D_Strasse /forum/post/18123546
Emo XPA-5 or the Used Sunfire Cinema Grand?