I *almost* bit on the receiver. I am looking for something to power my bass shakers. I was going to go with a plate amp, but I like the clean look of a component such as a receiver, and since they are just bass shakers, a simple 2 channel will even work. No need for the other channels. I am sure that someone has a sub-$100 no frills receiver. I'll just have to wait...
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2-M60s, VP180, 8-M3s, SVS 20-39PCi, DIY Sub, 8-Shakers, JVC RS45, Anthem MRX-1120