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  • efarstad
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Jun 2001
    • 2231

    Want to get into separates?

    I'm on Audio Advisors e-mail list and they just sent me their "close-outs and demo list" and here's a six-channel amp for $495!!!

    Welcome to our new site! Free shipping on orders over $49. Enjoy 60 day returns. Orders placed by 2pm ship same day.


    Might be good for someone wanted to get inot separates at an affordable price!

    E





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  • Sonnie Parker
    • Jan 2002
    • 2858

    #2
    E, I don't know much about Kenwood but for 500 bucks I'd guess it would be hard to find a 130 wpc 5 channel amp.


    You could probably go to audioreview.com and find some reviews.






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    • Robbie
      Senior Member
      • Aug 2000
      • 256

      #3
      My experience with Kenwood has not been good...

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      • Chris D
        Moderator Emeritus
        • Dec 2000
        • 16877

        #4
        Whoa... I'm going to go check this out...

        Going for a 7.1 setup, though, I think I'd need one more channel even though the rear two speakers are currently in mono (at best). I suppose I could drive this last channel another way.




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        • David Meek
          Moderator Emeritus
          • Aug 2000
          • 8938

          #5
          A site that I browse quite a bit is www.audiogon.com. I've seen some good prices for good (or better) used equipment. Right now, some of the less expensive - say $500 US - multi-channel amps they are listing:

          ATI 1504 $500.00
          Sherwood AM-9080 $475.00 obo
          Adcom GFA-6000 $450.00 obo
          Parasound HCA-855 $400.00

          And that is just out of the first 50 listings. Good hunting. . . .




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          • Andrew Pratt
            Moderator Emeritus
            • Aug 2000
            • 16507

            #6
            I agree with David...given the number of quality used amps around these days I'd rather see people buy one or two of those then this kenwood....esp since it doesn't say how it was measured.




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            • efarstad
              Moderator Emeritus
              • Jun 2001
              • 2231

              #7
              Hey, well everyone has an opinion I just thought this would be a great way for someone to step into separates rather affordably, 6 channels at that! I went with AMC amps, which most would probably put in the same category as this Kenwood but I'm happy and think they sound great with my Rotel 1066...so until my Money Tree starts producing I'll keep looking for the deals!

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              • John Holmes
                Moderator Emeritus
                • Aug 2000
                • 2703

                #8
                Nice find E!

                I agree with both sides. I do believe that, the used market will get you into "quality" audio at a great price. However, there are those that would rather have a brand new unit and the perks that go with it.

                I use an old Kenwood KM-106 stereo amp to drive my sub (svs). It's rated at 125 or 135 watts @ 8ohm. It has never missed a beat. No clipping and does a great job. I push it to insane levels and it never gets hot.

                Everyone must meet this hobby at a level of comfort. And that level is all over the board.

                I thought about replacing it a hundred times with a better name amp (I've even auditioned newer amps). I just can't justify it when, this one works and sounds just fine.

                Anyway, Happy New Year all! ;b>'>




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                • Sonnie Parker
                  • Jan 2002
                  • 2858

                  #9
                  E, that deal on the Parasound sounds really good at $400. Although it's not 6 channel. I've read a lot of good things about Parasound, and ATI as well.

                  I was kindly surprised that David found those deals.... of course I haven't been looking so I guess I wouldn't know.

                  Another thing to consider is the Kenwood is from a reputable dealer while you may not know what you are getting from the others. Demo vs. Used..... (Well demo is really used.)






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                  • David Meek
                    Moderator Emeritus
                    • Aug 2000
                    • 8938

                    #10
                    E, wasn't suggesting that wasn't a good deal. My apologies if it came across that way. I was just showing another good site to use.

                    Originally posted by Sonnie
                    I was kindly surprised that David found those deals
                    Huh? Hey, I can browse can't I? Truth be told, I'd be killed if another component came home right now - although a nice Theta Dreadnaught would be just fine by me. :




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                    • efarstad
                      Moderator Emeritus
                      • Jun 2001
                      • 2231

                      #11
                      No problems David, I didn't take anything bad... I just thought it a good bang for buck! :T

                      Heck, now they lowered the price to $399!!!! Heck I may even buy this now....

                      Here's the specs: http://www.kenwoodusa.com/product/pr...?productId=303

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                      • Chris D
                        Moderator Emeritus
                        • Dec 2000
                        • 16877

                        #12
                        Whoops... looks like this deal has gone bye-bye. Too late!




                        CHRIS
                        Luke: "Hey, I'm not such a bad pilot myself, you know"
                        CHRIS

                        Well, we're safe for now. Thank goodness we're in a bowling alley.
                        - Pleasantville

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                        • David Meek
                          Moderator Emeritus
                          • Aug 2000
                          • 8938

                          #13
                          Hey, we've had a Chris-sighting! Hi stranger.

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                          • efarstad
                            Moderator Emeritus
                            • Jun 2001
                            • 2231

                            #14
                            HEY CHRIS! What's up buddy?

                            I must confess...I tried buying this amp and then was going to offer it to you...but I was like 2 minutes too late...someone snatched it up...I even called to confirm!

                            How's the training going?

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