Cheap solid state stereo power amp to drive 13a's for ocasional HT use (to save tube life of main amp)

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Matty

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Behringer A800
Got 2 of them from Amazon to drive my surrounds.
Cheap'n'cheerful, quite powerful and efficient.
Worth a shot I'd think
Would I need to run a pair?
Probably looking for 1 more box only...


Behringer A800t Ouput Power: 2 x 400 W at 4 Ohm / 2 x 220 W at 8 Ohm / 1 x 800 W at 8 Ohm (bridged)
 

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Here's an option from eBay UK.

It's for a Lexicon 3 channel surround system, asking GBP 900. You don't need the surround Pre/Pro The amp is the Lexicon NT 312 (3 X 125W into 8 Ohm ~200W into 4 Ohm). I had the 5 channel version driving my ML SL3s/Theater i/ Aerius i's, and it did great. Maybe see if the guy will take GBP 600 for just the amp. AND you end up with a spare channel!

All the best

Russ
 

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Looks like they don't make the 602 anymore, but the next step up has more than enough power to drive pretty much anything. I have the XLS 602 and it has an adaptive fan that only turns on when the amp gets warm, even then it's basically silent.

Have a look, I recommend.
 

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Looks like they don't make the 602 anymore, but the next step up has more than enough power to drive pretty much anything. I have the XLS 602 and it has an adaptive fan that only turns on when the amp gets warm, even then it's basically silent.

Have a look, I recommend.
Which ML do you drive with your XLS 602....?
 

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+1 on the Adcom 555, I used one for years on my stats. Accoustat, ml areius( I think. , I have to many) clarity, and original cinema. Recently using a crown xli 1500 with no problems. Sounds great for now. Probably will upgrade in the future, when we are done with renovations and outfitting our new toy ( new class c rv). Good luck. Twodogs112.
 

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So how do class D amps sound with an electrostat speaker? Ive never tried it, and in fact ive never used a class D amp other than whats in my subwoofers. On paper the class D is more efficient and lighter weight. Obviously the sound quality isnt to the same standard as class A or AB amps. Can anyone explain why? Id like to know more. Ive read some online about it but I dont recall ever getting a good explanation about it.
 

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I looked at them, still new tech for home audio. Good ones are very pricey. The tech is proven though. Hence the crown xli 1500. Check the used markets for a deal. Class d is probably my next amp. Benefits far outweigh any drawbacks for me.
 
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