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Old 3rd March 2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hi. I was wondering is someone had any suggestions on what im about to ask. Are there any rackmount amplifiers that provide high grade sound at a relatively low price??>.............Im noticing that a lot of rackmount amplifiers are for dj's or are dj oriented. Do rackmount dj amplifiers such as, Crown, behringer, gemini, ART, differ all that much from standard amplifiers. I guess what im trying to ask is are they of enough quality to run a pair of good home audio monitors. Also does anybody have any suggestions for an audiophile grade rackmount amplifier for under $400?.
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Old 3rd March 2006, 06:37 PM   #2
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Hi rv1890,
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Also does anybody have any suggestions for an audiophile grade rackmount amplifier for under $400?.
Mutually exclusive. It really depends on your definitions.

Pro amplifiers are optimized for high power, high temperature fault tolerant operation. Some sound okay.

Home audiophile grade amplifiers are optimized for sound quality. Some are able to put up with high temperature fault tolerant operation.

Two different animals. $400 is scrapping the low end unless you find a gem used.

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Old 3rd March 2006, 07:50 PM   #3
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Are there any rackmount amplifiers that provide high grade sound at a relatively low price??

yes

under $400

To name a few;

QSC RMX series
Crown XLS series
Behringer EP series
Carvin DCM series
Carver ZR series, B-stock {or new for under $600}

I wouldn't buy audiosource, gemini, pyle, pyramid,
unsure about ART.

If your budget is fatter, get some used QSC PLX series.
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Default Not $400 but...

Check out Yamaha P7000S... Those things do as the spec sheet says....
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Old 3rd March 2006, 08:32 PM   #5
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If i were to use this amplifier to run a couple monitors in my room would I be needing a preamp??

http://www.carvin.com/products/singl...DCM600&CID=PWA
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Old 3rd March 2006, 10:29 PM   #6
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Bryston
Perroux
Hafler

there are others, all can be purchased used for under $400.00
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Old 3rd March 2006, 10:54 PM   #7
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We no longer buy amps at that price point and have moved to powered speakers. Way better bang for the buck as a system whole. If you don't already have speakers consider going powered.
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