Wow ... Just wow
Originally Posted by jerelect /forum/post/12859318
I have PSB Stratus Gold i's and they sound real sweat with Adcom GFA-555.
Originally Posted by PR Audio /forum/post/12862038
Check tube amps, they can do more with less watts. If you have $4500.00 you can get a Unison Unico 200.
Coming back down to earth...Emotiva is out of the RPA-1 2x200, but around April they should have the new version. If you cannot wait, they have a 7x200 MPS-2 at $1699.00 including freight. You probably have heard of Emotiva, they are affordable and highly rated.
Originally Posted by meansrt /forum/post/12863561
You guys are NOT reading my original post at all ...... My budget is going to be $600-$700 for a used amp.
Tubes would literally melt down trying to deal with the demands of the Stratus line of loudspeakers. I'm looking for powerful and dynamic , well controlled , solid state amps ......
Originally Posted by brubacca /forum/post/12865948
Actually B&K amps on the used market are quite within his range, especially if he is willing to bi-amp and just get a 125W x 2 amp. I looked at Audiogon to verify.
Originally Posted by PR Audio /forum/post/12865696
Your post was read, you are going for a miracle at your price point!!!! Mentioning Unison was a light hearted comment. Lighten up...
Also, you mentioned considering Adcom GFA-5500 again, but because it being harsh wouldn't. Adcom GFA-5500 is a $1499.00 amp, that is available in the used market for around $750.00...OUT OF YOUR BUDGET!!!
In the new A-Stock market, Emotiva is as inexpensive and good it will get for 200W solid state. I mentioned tubes, because you can get lots of power with very few watts.
After you posted this tantrum, someone mentioned B&K; also completely out of your budget for what you are looking for.
My best recommendation is for you to visit the used market websites, like www.audiogon.com , and also inquire with a few b&m stores like www.upscaleaudio.com , and www.saturdayaudio.com , who have demos and customer trade-in units that might be in your price range.
Checked for you on various site, and the least expensive solid state amp with 200wpc I could find was $1450.00 used. Certainly hope you find that miracle you are looking for, but for $700.00 it will be hard to find a decent amp and a lot of research is involved.
Originally Posted by meansrt /forum/post/12867452
Thanks Brubacca and PR Audio .... I may just stick with B&K then, as it is very much within my price range. I was just wondeing if I had alternatives at about the same used price points ..... It's looking like I probably do not , outside of Adcom that is. The only Adcom I ever liked was the GFA-5802, and that thing is a whole house heater
Originally Posted by PR Audio /forum/post/12870398
Not questioning your knowledge, and yes, I might have alot to learn, that is why I keep reading. Personally, a newby when it comes to separates, and I have tubes as I find them more efficient. Anyways, it looks like you find a flaw in every product, and that might be holding you from finding that deal you are looking for.
Here is one last suggestion, don't know what is the used market price, but it's new price is around $950.00. So, my best guess is that used, if able to find, should be in your price range...Rotel RB-1080 2x200W