Pro audio power amps

Discussion in 'Power Amps' started by thegunner100, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. bixby

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    I used to sell the D150. It is nowhere close in Sound Quality to very good amps these days or even 20 year old classics like McCormack DNA
     
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    But the McCormack DNA is very rare and WAY more expensive amp.

    I guess I should have been,more clear in my point.

    Today, the DC300 for a PA amp is heavy, big, old, runs hot, and all this for not much power. So it's value on the used pro market is diminished. I know there are much better amps out there.

    However, I can't find any better consumer grade hi-fi amps in that same price range that are better, unless you run across some crazed person who does not know what they have.

    Just trying to say pro amps can be sleepeer hi-fi amps.
     
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    What price range are you looking at? I've run the Crowns for a little bit, and I have found them a little grainy, with some glare, depending on how resolving your setup is. To @bixby 's point, I didnt keep them for longer than a week, I think. Just not nuanced enough in my room, at the time.
    McCormack DNA's are not that rare, and they are probably as robust. They didnt sell for a long as Crown did though. The Adcom GFA 555s are great too, as as the Pass Alephs, though they run hot. But those are consumer amps.
     
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    $150 or so. Cheap I know.

    Then maybe they are only with that much.
     
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    Samson!

    Cheap, lots used and you know what, they do not sound terrible.

    If I only had $150 to spend, I might even take a flyer on a gently used class D Crown or maybe even save a few more duckats and grab a Behringer A500, new for $199. Never heard these, but not much downside if buying used, I suppose.
     
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    Just as an aside. I was testing a Mccormack DNA .5 Rev B i sold, and hooked it up to a setup its never been on. It sounded so musical it stopped me on my tracks. I think it fit the setup well, musical, bloom, everything sounded in place. There were sins of omissions, but not one i noticed until i compared later.
     

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