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hi guys

 

im looking for recommendations on a power amp to run my paradigm studio 100s

 

they are currently being run by a yammy rx3030 in bi amp mode and i want to free up a couple of channels and don't want to go backwards

 

budget will be around $2000 ish and second hand is fine with me

 

look forward to hearing suggestions from everyone

 

cheers

 

Gav

 

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hi guys

 

im looking for recommendations on a power amp to run my paradigm studio 100s

 

they are currently being run by a yammy rx3030 in bi amp mode and i want to free up a couple of channels and don't want to go backwards

 

budget will be around $2000 ish and second hand is fine with me

 

look forward to hearing suggestions from everyone

 

cheers

 

Gav

 

gav $2k would buy you an elektra theatre 7/theatron second hand. will take all the load off your AVR and are a known good match with the paradigms :)

 

otherwise try rotel 1582, well within budget new :)

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hi guys

 

im looking for recommendations on a power amp to run my paradigm studio 100s

 

they are currently being run by a yammy rx3030 in bi amp mode and i want to free up a couple of channels and don't want to go backwards

 

budget will be around $2000 ish and second hand is fine with me

 

look forward to hearing suggestions from everyone

 

cheers

 

Gav

if your serious, class a is the only way to go period.  xindak 8800mne mono's on ebay would blow anything away from eastwood at any cost, 200watt and a REAL 60watt pure class A,

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if your serious, class a is the only way to go period.  xindak 8800mne mono's on ebay would blow anything away from eastwood at any cost, 200watt and a REAL 60watt pure class A,

The advantages of Class A vs. Class A/B has been massively and consistently over-stated over many years. Doug Self has proven that Class A causes MORE distortion than properly implemented Class A/B. That said, it is true that operating a poorly designed Class A/B amplifier at higher bias levels (aka: Class A) will often provide superior sound quality. IOW: Class A operation is how lazy designers resort to quality improvement. Once the 'knee' point of the output devices has been reached, there is little benefit in operating higher bias levels.

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A small correction;Douglas Self proved that his amplifier design  biased to meet Class B conditions had lower distortion than the same amplifier biased into  Class AB (higher bias).Certainly the lowest distortion is achieved with Class A and  I agree that it is not an advantage that can be readily heard when comparing amplifiers.There are problems with Class A caused by the high operating temperatures,bias instability and the fact that the true  Class A operating point can be offset by changes in the load impedance.Many Class A amplifiers are sub-standard.

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ended up answering my own question ...........the xindak mono blocks took the studio 100's well past the next level

 

very impressed with these amps thanks for the suggestions guys

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