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11-17-2006, 05:54 PM
I am working on a pair of DIY bookshelf speakers and need some suggestions on how to power them. I need something that is 4 ohm stable and has roughly 125-150 watts RMS output per channel. It will be only for music, no movies. I am unsure of the preamp I will be using, but it will probably be a Rotel RC-1070 (if somebody has other suggestions, throw them out there too).

I would like to keep it under 400-500 bucks and I am not opposed to buying used.

11-17-2006, 06:06 PM
ART SLA-1 Rack amp...

Rich B
11-17-2006, 06:17 PM
A couple of suggestions.

NAD 2700 THX Stereo Power Amplifier

150W continuous output power into 8 ohms
0.03% THD
200W clipping power

Buy it now price: US $390.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/NAD-2700-THX-Stereo-Power-Amplifier-400W-Bridged_W0QQitemZ220048535755QQihZ012QQcategoryZ39 783QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

or, if your crazy power mad (I know its beyond the power you said you wanted, but.......) ......


Description from Nad.....

"Reproducing musical signals, the NAD 2200 routinely delivers over 500 watts per channel into typical loudspeaker impedances.
In actual measurement with speakers of complex impedance and lower-than-average sensitivity, the 2200 produces peak sound pressure levels exceeding 115 dB SPL(Sound Pressure Level) in a medium to
large room, with no audible or measurable distortion."

Buy it now price: US $249.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/NAD-2200-STEREO-POWER-AMPLIFIER-FOR-PRE-AMP-PREAMP-NICE_W0QQitemZ190052691007QQihZ009QQcategoryZ39783 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

11-18-2006, 09:52 PM
Any other ideas out there? Thanks for helping a home audio noob...

11-18-2006, 11:59 PM
I do like the Rotel, and it shouldn't have an issue with running at 4 ohms. However, you might want to look into something Pioneer Elite wise or even try to find a used Bryston or something like that.

I would go with the Rotel however......

11-19-2006, 12:24 PM
Any other ideas out there? Thanks for helping a home audio noob...
you're years ahead of yourself if you're already looking into Rotel as a home audio "noob".
it doesn't look like any of the Rotel stuff is 4 ohm stable. the guys over at www.avsforum.com would be able to give some great suggestions.