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#131062 - 03/09/06 11:43 AM Re: 2 channel receiver or amplifier??
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Heck, this whole hobby is all about wants.




Including what the significant other wants!

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#131063 - 03/10/06 05:36 AM Re: 2 channel receiver or amplifier??
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It's 4:30 am and I'm at an offsite strategic planning meeting for my company and I woke up surfing the net looking at amps, etc.. sheeesh!!!!

Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with the emotiva mono blocks? They're about $75 less each than the Outlaws but I wonder about their performance. Same output.

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#131064 - 03/10/06 07:18 AM Re: 2 channel receiver or amplifier??
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I dare say that you are going to have a long, and maybe sleepy, day.

Good Luck.
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#131065 - 03/10/06 12:24 PM Re: 2 channel receiver or amplifier??
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The only reason to get a seperate power amp in my opinion is for power. Most receivers are going to put out a nice safe amount of power perfectly suitable for most listeners needs. But I don't think most of the people here are "most listeners". If you have a pair of M80's for example which are 4ohm speakers and designed for high volume levels , they do sound better at higher volume levels with more power, especially the bass. I moved from about 200 watts to 600 watts and the biggest improvement was in the bass department. They will now pound out the bass much louder. I have a sub, but for 2 channel music I like to go full range with the M80's.

I don't see the point of buying a 2 channel amp that puts out 150 watts, when a Denon, HK, Yamaha all put out just as much with all the processing thrown in too, into 5 channels, many times for about the same money.
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#131066 - 03/10/06 02:10 PM Re: 2 channel receiver or amplifier??
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Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with the emotiva mono blocks? They're about $75 less each than the Outlaws but I wonder about their performance. Same output.




Are you talking about this? BPA-1



If so, they are pretty brand new and don't have many reviews yet. You'll have to check the forum at AV123 for some insight.

The bpa-1 does seem to be versatile for many applications and can be bridged to output 150w(x)1. And they look cool too!
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