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    I need a damm good solid state power amp

    Hello guys .I just took back a rotel rb1090 power amp and a parasound halo p-3 pre amp. The bass was to weak. some one told me to go tube on the mids in high. and go solid state on the lows I am just sick of going back and forth I want my speaker to kick ass when I turn my volume up, and when the volume is low I still want to hear my bass, smooth mids and nice details crips highs. I did have two crown dc 300 but one keeps blowing transistors. I gave up on it. so I need a rump shaking back busting bass amp any info. thanks gene

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    I really like my Crest CA-9, with 550 watts/ch. 8 ohms, 800/ch 4 ohms. It does have a fan, but I rarely hear it, even at low levels. These go for around $500 on eBay. The lower powered CA-6, CA-4, and CA-2 are also nice, as is the higher power CA-12. 'Just my opinion...

    John

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    The tube amp is rated at 100 rms if that helps picking out a sloid state amp

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    Depending on your pre...

    I use a crown K2 on my subs (2242's or sub1500's). I am using a Musical Fidelity KW500 for my mains.

    As soon as I changed from my Adcom GFP750 to the KW I had a much lower LF output to the crown and was very happy. with that said it did the same thing when I went from an Adcom GTP750 to the GFP750. Each step has provided a better sound to me.

    I have also used a Proceed HPA2 and it was good as well but it does not have the output of the crown!

    Hope this helps
    Always fun learning more.......

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    Threshold. Nelson Pass STASIS.

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    Nakamichi PA-7 STASIS amp made under license from Nelson Pass:
    200wpc 8 ohms

    http://www.craigslist.org/sby/ele/133571989.html

    This one is only 100 wpc PA-5, but a lot cheaper:

    http://www.craigslist.org/pen/ele/134022821.html

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    One of our other members Porcherman has acquired one of these.

    Pm him for his review.

    http://www.passlabs.com/amplifiers/x150.5.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by speakerdave
    Nakamichi PA-7 STASIS amp made under license from Nelson Pass:
    200wpc 8 ohms

    http://www.craigslist.org/sby/ele/133571989.html

    This one is only 100 wpc PA-5, but a lot cheaper:

    http://www.craigslist.org/pen/ele/134022821.html
    Yep. Good thought, Dave. Fly for less- get the same (almost) performance. I have one of these STASIS Nakamichis and I love it!

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    The equipment up-stream will also make a big difference. I also have a 1090 and it performs much better hooked to the MF KW500. But then I only use it for rears in my 7.1.
    Always fun learning more.......

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    Did I miss what speakers you are powering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebake
    Did I miss what speakers you are powering?
    No we are just babbling over here

    Uhhh.....
    Always fun learning more.......

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    Try a QSC CX 302, 200w+/Channel, commercial rated amp, sounds great.

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    There is only one answer to this question

    Here ya go, No.436 Levinson mono blocks, and only $5 Large a piece.
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    That's hard to believe that a Rotel 1090 cannot deliver on Bass. It has enough headroom and power to drive almost any speaker. I have heard them push Thiels where the the bass was to much to me, and Thiels are not the easiest speakers to drive?

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    you really cant ever go wrong with a crown k2

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