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#1952758 - 06/03/08 11:52 PM 5.1 channel power amps
mackdaddy Offline
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hello again guys just a quick question ,im looking to upgrade my digital amp with a power amp could anyone possibly give me some advice in what direction to go , i have a yamaha rx757se amp and need to know what would suit tonally ,,,thanks again people

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#1956779 - 06/12/08 10:38 AM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: mackdaddy]
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Just so you know, this forum is dedicated to the production of surround material - not the playback.

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#1962494 - 06/25/08 02:20 AM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: Griffinator]
Neil Wilkes Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Griffinator
Just so you know, this forum is dedicated to the production of surround material - not the playback.


That seems a little harsh, griff!
I certainly have no issues with discussing -playback here - after all, getting the playback/monitoring system correct is a very large part of the equation. And certainly - to my mind - playback equates to monitoring, and as such comes under production too.
Doesn't it?

Anyway - the way I would approach this question would be to forget all about using surround power amps - unless they are pure Class A - and instead go for a high quality set of Active Monitors. This way you will get the amps matched to the monitors, and also obey the cardinal/golden rule - all 5 channels should be the same make & model of speaker/amplifier.
They should also be as close to full-range as possible.

What's your budget?
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#1962543 - 06/25/08 06:50 AM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: Neil Wilkes]
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Neil - I'm not sure how it's so harsh, the point I was making is that the folks here are unlikely to be 100% abreast of all the current models and flavors of amplifiers available on the market.

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#1963358 - 06/26/08 07:52 PM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: Griffinator]
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Does that mean everyone here is 100% up to date on what's available out there for recording surround?
I was given a pretty warm reception when asking about surround playback systems.
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#1963382 - 06/26/08 08:41 PM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: DanS]
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OK, I'm confused.

8 days after the poor guy posts this, I figure I'll offer an explanation as to why there are no answers to his query.

All of a sudden, two weeks later (net 22 days since the original post), you're beating up on me and talking about "warm receptions"?!

How "warm" was your reception of this fellow back on June 5th, a day after he posed this question?


Edited by Griffinator (06/26/08 08:43 PM)
Edit Reason: emphasis

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#1963457 - 06/27/08 03:12 AM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: Griffinator]
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I'll answer this in 8 days.
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#1963542 - 06/27/08 07:36 AM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: DanS]
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Should've seen that coming.

Except I didn't deliberately ignore the OP for a week, I just stayed out of it because it's been 4 years or so since I last dabbled in consumer surround equipment.

When no one answered after 8 days, I figured I'd offer an explanation to the OP as to why the question went unanswered...

And now I have the two of you jumping on me because of how I phrased it.

Guess I should've just not said anything and let the OP get upset because no one answered his question!

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#1963575 - 06/27/08 08:39 AM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: Griffinator]
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I didn't check the initial dates, my bad.
In any case, ease down Ripley, I'm not jumping on anybody.
It's all moot, as the OP has seemingly moved on anyway.

I would hope this forum is about playback as well though, because I don't hear of too many home project studios mixing in surround.
If this site is only for pros, well then I guess the daily traffic is indicative of that.
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#1963582 - 06/27/08 09:04 AM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: DanS]
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 Originally Posted By: DanS
If this site is only for pros, well then I guess the daily traffic is indicative of that.


Yep. Most of the surround pros moved on to HC when George Massenberg made the same exodus.

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#1971180 - 07/18/08 01:30 AM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: Griffinator]
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 Originally Posted By: Griffinator
Neil - I'm not sure how it's so harsh, the point I was making is that the folks here are unlikely to be 100% abreast of all the current models and flavors of amplifiers available on the market.


That's fair enough - I stand well corrected there.
Oops.
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#2002601 - 10/17/08 11:05 AM Re: 5.1 channel power amps [Re: Neil Wilkes]
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Not an issue at this point, Neil. OP flew the coop, obviously. \:D

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