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Advice on amplification
#361154 12/17/11 05:20 AM
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Hello... I'm working on a new theatre consisting of the m80v3, vp180, qs8's, and either the ep800 or svs pc13 ultra sub. I have the option of amplifying these speakers with either a theta dreadnaught gen ii or else an anthem statement p5 and I am wondering which amp would most likely sound better. They seem to review pretty similarly and I can get both for around the same money. I will be running it with the prmc5508 onkyo processor. So I suppose I have 2 questions... Which amp and which sub and if there are possibly better options That I am not aware of. Thanks for any advice!

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steve11sim #361156 12/17/11 05:34 AM
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Steve, the same answer which has been true in the past is still true and is unlikely to ever change: within their designed power limits all competently designed receivers and separate amplifiers(certainly including both units you mention)amplify transparently and add no audible sonic coloration. They simply increase the incoming voltage, typically about 30 times, so that it's high enough to drive speakers at audible levels required.


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JohnK #361162 12/17/11 08:04 AM
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Either way, you are going to have one heck of a nice system.


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jakewash #361287 12/19/11 04:28 PM
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I would save your money, and get Emotiva gear! Well, if you are getting the amps you mentioned above for a REALLY good price, go for it!

I would suggest an Emotiva XPA-5! On sale for $769!

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F16Thud #361415 12/20/11 03:49 PM
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I would recommend Outlaw Audio amps.


M80s VP180 4xM22ow 4xM3ic EP600 2xEP350
AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800


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SirQuack #361472 12/20/11 09:26 PM
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I agree with SirQuack. Just upgraded my Outlaw 750 to the 7900 last Friday at the same time I installed my M80v3's, VP180, QS8's and M2's. I am also running Outlaw LFM1-EX and Plus subs. The 7900 is a beast!

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legivens #361473 12/20/11 09:34 PM
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Sounds to me the OP already has these amps. Either one listed would work great.


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legivens #361474 12/20/11 09:38 PM
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what pre pro are you running with the 7900? I plan on using it as well and have been waiting for the 978, but it just doesn't look like that guy is ever coming out.

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bwallen77 #361477 12/21/11 12:00 AM
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I think it should be out pretty soon, but I'm currently using my Denon as a pre, but would like the 97 for advanced Audyssey 32.


M80s VP180 4xM22ow 4xM3ic EP600 2xEP350
AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800


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SirQuack #361531 12/21/11 03:51 PM
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I'm running the Outlaw 950 currently. I agree with SirQuack that I believe the 978 will be out pretty soon also.

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