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#416484 - 01/15/16 08:57 AM Seeking some amp advice for m80s
elsewhere Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
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Hey guys,

I had a previous post asking for some advice on amps to power m80s in 2 channel music. There are a lot of deals for older well named amps and I know there is always a chance an older amp may give me a problem that needs to be repaired at cost vs something newer with a warranty. I've been looking at amps that cost $1,500 or less. In my search I've found Nakamichi, aragon, threshold, bryston, and emotiva to name a few. If any of you use any of these amps or heard them I would love to hear your opinions. Emotiva looks like a nice amp that is newer but I don't know if they are as good as the older amps. Could anyone share opinions on this and if they use an amp they really like?

Thanks!

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#416486 - 01/15/16 10:27 AM Re: Seeking some amp advice for m80s [Re: elsewhere]
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You can't really beat Emotiva for dollar/performance, unless you go to a pro amp, imo. I just picked up an XPA-5 (Gen 2) on clearance as Emo is coming out with their new models, but I won't have it hooked up any time soon due to renovations so I can't give you my impressions.
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#416490 - 01/15/16 02:38 PM Re: Seeking some amp advice for m80s [Re: elsewhere]
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I've had good luck with my Rotel amp. It's been hooked up to a set of M80s for over a decade.

http://www.rotel.com/music-systems#stereo-amplifiers


Edited by Wid (01/15/16 02:38 PM)
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#416491 - 01/15/16 02:57 PM Re: Seeking some amp advice for m80s [Re: elsewhere]
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Wid's Luxman amp is still going strong too! smile
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#416492 - 01/15/16 03:02 PM Re: Seeking some amp advice for m80s [Re: elsewhere]
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Good to hear Mark.
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#416500 - 01/15/16 10:51 PM Re: Seeking some amp advice for m80s [Re: elsewhere]
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#416508 - 01/16/16 09:25 AM Re: Seeking some amp advice for m80s [Re: elsewhere]
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Registered: 06/05/10
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Thanks for your advice guys. I'm curious if anyone is using a tube amp to power their m80s? Anyone use a tube amp and could offer some opinions and advice?

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#416521 - 01/16/16 03:01 PM Re: Seeking some amp advice for m80s [Re: elsewhere]
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Originally Posted By elsewhere
Hey guys,

I had a previous post asking for some advice on amps to power m80s in 2 channel music. There are a lot of deals for older well named amps and I know there is always a chance an older amp may give me a problem that needs to be repaired at cost vs something newer with a warranty. I've been looking at amps that cost $1,500 or less. In my search I've found Nakamichi, aragon, threshold, bryston, and emotiva to name a few. If any of you use any of these amps or heard them I would love to hear your opinions. Emotiva looks like a nice amp that is newer but I don't know if they are as good as the older amps. Could anyone share opinions on this and if they use an amp they really like?

Thanks!


You might also want to check the amps from the online dealer "Outlaw Audio". I have had a couple of their multi-channel amps for a few years now and except for a couple of their models, most of them are manufactured for them by ATI amps out of California. Very good and very reliable.

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#416553 - 01/17/16 03:11 PM Re: Seeking some amp advice for m80s [Re: casey01]
elsewhere Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
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Thanks! I have looked at Outlaw and I'm keeping them in mind. In my opinion there seems to be a lot of very good used amps out there for less than a outlaw 7500 so I'm doing a lot of shopping around wink

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#416615 - 01/21/16 05:28 AM Re: Seeking some amp advice for m80s [Re: elsewhere]
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I've got an Emotiva MPS-1 amp and it keeps my M80's very happy. Clear and detailed. Not a sign strain to be found.
YMMV
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