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#99132 - 07/03/05 09:09 AM Re: 7 Channel Amps
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Can you post a link?
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#99133 - 07/03/05 12:49 PM Re: 7 Channel Amps
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The website is outdated. Some of the products are not listed.
odyssey audio

Here is a site that has pictures of the khartago amp.
http://show.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/shm.pl?0&1&cont&Brooklynaudio&home&&&

And over at Audio Circle there is a whole forum dedicated to the manufacturer.
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#99134 - 07/03/05 01:13 PM Re: 7 Channel Amps
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I think an interesting 7 channel (or 5 channel) project for a second HT system would use 4 x $20 T-Amps (8 channels) and a dedicated processor. A nice Sony TA E9000ES 5 channel processor (SUPERB sound quality!) can be had for $300-500 on ebay with 3 T-Amps and some power supplies and some M22s or M3s/VP100/150s up front would be superb - I think (haven't tried it myself)

Another thought, if you have a 2 channel amp or a 3 channel, seems to me that the T Amp would be perfect for the side/back surround channels.
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#99135 - 07/03/05 01:38 PM Re: 7 Channel Amps
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Yeah, but then I'd have to buy another tv. . .which I may end up doing. Looking to move pretty soon and will have an extra room to play with. Just gives me a good excuse to buy more toys. Looks like there are quite a few mods available for the T amp, and, let's face it, for a beginner DIYer a $20 amp is the perfect project to work on.
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#99136 - 07/03/05 10:29 PM Re: 7 Channel Amps
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Thanks for the links. I recall going to the Odyssey website. I thought it strange to rate an audio amp from 1 to 500,000 Hz. 20,000 Hz is probably beyone the hearing of most people.

Oh well!!!!
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#99137 - 07/04/05 03:28 PM Re: 7 Channel Amps
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Odyssey has some interesting stuff. Wish their web site was up to date.

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#99138 - 07/04/05 04:35 PM Re: 7 Channel Amps
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Any manufacturer that specs an amplifier from 1 Hz to 500,000 Hz is missing the boat, in my strong opinion. Either they are grossly overspecing their amps or they are trying to appeal to those who know little about real audio requirements.

In today's market, not having your website up to date can be the "kiss of death." There is really no excuse for that. Period!

I ordered a SVS subwoofer today. It is the SV20-39PC Plus. After re-reading the specifications and considering the power/ price, I decided to go with the little better unit. I'm not sure that I would ever be able to tell the difference between it and the baseline, but who knows. For a couple hundred bucks, it just wasn't worth the risk!

Happy 4th of July to ALL!!!!!!!
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#99139 - 07/05/05 12:40 AM Re: 7 Channel Amps
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Congrats on the new sub. Kinda fitting getting the sub on the Fourth of July.

As for the Odyssey website, I think it's in the process of getting updated. Klaus is a busy guy. One of the strengths, depending on how you look at it, is that you need to call to place an order. Klaus will give you recommendations based on your equipment and wants/needs. I don't know what to say about the extended frequency response. For me, I've never based my decisions on specs alone. But that's just me. I know we can't hear anything above 20,000. I know I've seen some amps rated up to 30,000 Hz, which is still out of hearing range. Yeah, the 500,000 Hz is a huge number, but I didn't pay much attention to it. Maybe it will have that whole Spinal Tap "it goes to 11" type effect on some people. Who knows.

Rat, you could give Klaus a call and ask him about the specs--it may be worth it, maybe not. Man, it feels like I'm trying to defend my purchase. Thanks alot, you guys. Grrr.

I just know that the amp is capable of driving my speakers and playing music. For me, that's what it all boils down to in the end. Plus the amp isn't a mini-heater like my H/K and tube amp. A major plus in these summer months in So Cal.

Also, when I was shopping for a sub I looked hard at the SVS line. I knew I'd be happy with the entry level line, but I knew I'd have to start with the PC Plus or Ultra to quell the little "what-if" gremlin who hides in my subconscious. In the end, I went with the Hsu VTF MkII. I saved myself fifty bucks in shipping by driving the twenty minutes to go pick it up!
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#99140 - 07/05/05 10:25 AM Re: 7 Channel Amps
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Loc: Alabama
No need to "defend" your purchase. If you're happy, just enjoy them!!!!!

I think that I am just going to wait and see what happens in the pre/ processor and receiver worlds. Only the Denon 4806 peaks my interest. I heard that Denon may be coming out with a revised 3805. If it has internet upgrading and HDMI switching, I may consider getting it and then big 5 channel amp. I have thought about using a receiver as just a pre/ processor and forgetting about its internal amplifiers. It may actually be cost effective.
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#99141 - 07/05/05 11:07 AM Re: 7 Channel Amps
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Loc: Madisonville, KY
Congrats on that sub purchase. Can't wait to hear your reviews.

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