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#383208 - 09/23/12 09:17 PM Amplifier options?
Alfonso Offline
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Registered: 09/23/12
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I currently own an Axiom pair of M60’s tower speakers, Axiom QS4 surround speakers and Axiom VP 150 center channel. I am considering ordering a Marantz MM7055 5-Channel Power Amplifier and Marantz’s AV7005 preamp/Processor ($2,700 for the combo). Is this a good choice for my Axiom home theater speakers? Is it good for audio listening? Is the Marantz MM7055 5-Channel Power Amplifier powerful enough to move the M60’s?
I also have the choice of buying a used Creston CNAMPX-7X200 amplifier ($1,500). Is this a better choice than the Marantz combo?
My budget is around $2,700 for amp and preamp in case of better suggestions. Please advice, thanks
Alfonso

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#383232 - 09/24/12 08:29 AM Re: Amplifier options? [Re: Alfonso]
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See responses to your other post with the same question. We are lazy here. Well... except JP but he has access to meds.
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#383260 - 09/24/12 11:15 PM Re: Amplifier options? [Re: Alfonso]
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The m60's are very efficient and don't require a lot of power to play very loud. How big is your room. Seems like a lot of money to spend and if your room is not that big, might be overkill.
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#383629 - 10/03/12 09:05 PM Re: Amplifier options? [Re: Alfonso]
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I would go (or at least try with their 30 days in-home trial) for Emotiva UPA-700 and an UMC-1 Pre-Pro al for about 1200-1300 shipped to Canada. Free shipping if you're in the US.
Add 2 more speakers and you'll have an awesome 7.1 system.
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