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Hey -

I'm looking to build my whole home audio and I really need an amp. This isn't ever going to be audiophiles approved, but I want a good sound. My goal is to have background sound, not a theater.



My design is this -


Audio Source - (HTPC)

In ceiling Polk RC80i speakers (8 in total through the house. They will all be zoned onto the same channel.


Since the speakers seem decent to me, I want a decent amp.


I've been looking at -

http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PT3300-3000-Watt-Power-Amplifier/dp/B0010K8IM6/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t


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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002UL0XIQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


The speaks say 100 watt and are 8ohm.


Truthfully - I know VERY little about this subject. I have a pretty tight budget on the amp - and hope that I get a decent amp for ~200 - 300


So what do you think about my amp choices? Got a better suggestion?
 

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Hey -

I'm looking to build my whole home audio and I really need an amp. This isn't ever going to be audiophiles approved, but I want a good sound. My goal is to have background sound, not a theater.



My design is this -


Audio Source - (HTPC)

In ceiling Polk RC80i speakers (8 in total through the house. They will all be zoned onto the same channel.


Since the speakers seem decent to me, I want a decent amp.


I've been looking at -

http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PT3300-3000-Watt-Power-Amplifier/dp/B0010K8IM6/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t


also -
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002UL0XIQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


The speaks say 100 watt and are 8ohm.


Truthfully - I know VERY little about this subject. I have a pretty tight budget on the amp - and hope that I get a decent amp for ~200 - 300


So what do you think about my amp choices? Got a better suggestion?

If you have $200-300 to spend and you need to find a central control point and power source for an audio system, you can generally do no better than a good modern 5.1 AVR. You can get a good AVR by Onkyo, Denon, Pioneer or Yamaha that will put out about 100 wpc into 2 speakers and provides you with many performance and upgrade options.


As far as the Pyle audio product you mentioned, I hate to say it but Pyle is IMO a joke in the audio world. There is even a phrase "Pyle watts" which related to the outlandish way that they over rate their products.
 

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I agree with you that a decent AVR would provide the upgradeability but I'm worried about burning it out with the number of speakers I plan to drive in the house.

Do you think a regular avr could drive 8 - 10 speakers in the house at regular background volume for a long period of time, without distortion?


I started looking at Hafler amps on the bay, they aren't mind numbing expensive, and apparently light years ahead of Pyle. After doing some research I'm not even considering Pyle...
 
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