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Old 6th September 2003, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default What kind of audio Amp should I buy??

I'm semi new to this stuff but I just got a Kenwood KT-5500 tuner and was wondering what kind of amp to buy, should I go with an amp from the same era? are there any to stay away from?

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Old 6th September 2003, 03:46 PM   #2
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what are you going to be using it for and what type of speakers and how many.....that is a big question with lots of viable answers
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Old 6th September 2003, 03:52 PM   #3
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Can you post a pic of a tuner?
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If it fits your needs power wise you might consider the amp that matches your tuner. There are always plenty of them at reasonable prices on ebay.
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I would suggest you work your decision from the other end, i.e., what kind of amp works best with your speakers, listening space and listening habits. I don't see where matching it to your tuner by era would have any benefits except for visual aesthetics.
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I'm going to use it for FM radio, with two book shelf infinity speakers.

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Old 6th September 2003, 04:31 PM   #7
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Old 6th September 2003, 04:42 PM   #8
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Just find the amp that suits your speakers best
I think this approach is too time consuming for your needs and you probably don't have access to a lot of different amps to try out.

The Kenwood amps from this era are excellent amps and I'm sure you'll be happy as a clam with one of them.
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Old 7th September 2003, 12:38 AM   #9
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Thanks Bill!

Kenwood sounds good to me too!

You cant expect a novice to know how to match speakers to an amp I mean really. How about alittle explanation to go with it??
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Unless the quality of FM is better in your area than I've experienced most places, the priority is that it be cheap. No point throwing money at FM.
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