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#67780 - 11/11/04 01:13 AM amp and preamp for m22s, ep125
MasterKato Offline
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Hi!

So I have my Axiom M22ti's and EP125 and am trying to figure out how to finish out my system. I've been back and forth between receivers, integrated amps, and amps/preamps. looked at integrated amps for a while, then decided to look at some older used components. I've been primaily looking at audiogon.com and a bit on ebay.

I've been looking at all sorts of components and it's driving me crazy - some vintage stuff from the 70's and newer used. Even used McIntosh stuf is out of my price range. I've been looking at Onkyo, Denon, and Rotel.

Right now I'm leaning heavily toward a slightly used Rotel RB-1050 (70x2). My listening area is about 12x12, but is only half of the whole room, which is closer to 25' long. I won't be blasting it all the time but still want enough power to play with. Would the 70w be enough? The sub is only 125W so would it make sense to go for the next rotel amp, the 1070 at 130x2?

Then I've got to pick out a preamp...any suggestions? I can get an (older) Onkyo Integra P-304 (from late 90's) for a decent price, but the unit doesn't come with a remote. I'm not sure if I'd be bothered by that or not.

What I'm trying to do is looking at certain companies. There's too much to look at all the used stuff out there! Suggestions on any other companies?

Thanks in advance, these forums are great!

matt

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#67781 - 11/11/04 02:25 AM Re: amp and preamp for m22s, ep125
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Hello Masterkato. Are you a two channel stereo only guy? Or will you be using your m22's as a home theater setup? Or a combination of both?
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#67782 - 11/11/04 09:39 AM Re: amp and preamp for m22s, ep125
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This system is for 2-channel only - that's why I was looking into possibly someolder components.

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#67783 - 11/11/04 12:26 PM Re: amp and preamp for m22s, ep125
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Ok I think I have narrowed down things to the following (all used)

Rotel RB-1050, 70x2 for $250
Anthem PVA-2, 125x2 for $350
Adcom GFA-555, 200x2 for $399

What's the best match for the M22's ?



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#67784 - 11/12/04 10:00 AM Re: amp and preamp for m22s, ep125
MasterKato Offline
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I'm trying to get my avatar to work...looks like these boards save existing messages statically rather then referring to a database...guess that explains why my first post has no avatar at all, hadn't added one yet.

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#67785 - 11/12/04 10:42 AM Re: amp and preamp for m22s, ep125
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Since no one else has replied to this thread yet, I'll just say that the M22s are very easy to drive. Maybe someone else who's familiar with these amps can come along and nudge you in one direction or another.
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#67786 - 11/12/04 10:48 AM Re: amp and preamp for m22s, ep125
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Hey dmn23, I see you have the 175w sub - i'm wondering if I made the right choice with the ep125. will it have enough power to match the m22s? I suppose it comes down to what power amp i get eh?

I think I'd go with the rotel 1070, (130x2) if I can find a nice used one.




Edited by MasterKato (11/12/04 10:51 AM)

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#67787 - 11/12/04 10:51 AM Re: amp and preamp for m22s, ep125
bigjohn Offline
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whats with the avatar.. is it like a Zoro cop?

looks like the DJ at a village people reunion

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#67788 - 11/12/04 11:13 AM Re: amp and preamp for m22s, ep125
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#67789 - 11/12/04 12:47 PM Re: amp and preamp for m22s, ep125
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mwc wins the prize! Bruce Lee played the part in the show - the avatar is a pic of Lee in the duds.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059991/



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