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need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by murdox55 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:56 am

looking for input on best amps to drive the amazings...currently using m-1.5t with c-1...i understand that this combo will not bring out the best in the speakers...i would like to keep the cost under a g-note...any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by weitrhino » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:50 am

For your budget I suggest a Sunfire Symphonic Reference amp at 250 watts at 8R, or a 300x2 if you can get it for the price you want. I've never priced a 300x2 but they do come up for sale fairly regularly. The Symphonic Reference amp comes up a little less frequently, but they can be had for much less. Buy as many watts as you can get, generally, but a Sunfire is always a good choice because of it's ability to deliver goo-gobs of current when called upon.

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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by kingman » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:11 am

Agree...the 300x2 can be had under a note and is capable of bringing out the best in your speakers.
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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by frankieD » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:04 am

George you crazy guy you !!!

One can easily see the wonderfulness that is Bob Carver by looking at this beauty & realizing that you can get a Sunfire amp that will equal or surpass this for so much less money!

I drive my amazings with a Sunfire 5400 @ 400 wpc (8 ohm) & they sing like you wouldn't believe.

I suggest a Sunfire !!

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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by Zoot Horn » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:13 am

I know the BAT is kinda out there,, Ted (Polkfest 07 host) had a pair of Mk IV Plats that he drove with the BAT--oh mama O:) I suppose the Sunfire is more down to earth,and very good advice to the OP.

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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by ccfoodog » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:45 am

I've got *two* Denon POA 2400 amps (2x200wcp@8 ea) and a Clearview active crossover for sale that seems to work nicely in a bi-amp configuration. :-) See the thread over.

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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by DaveS » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:29 pm

GO THE EXTRA BUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sivler 7-t or Silver 9-t Monoblocks, you`ll be GLAD you did.


















And you won`t be wondering "Should I have listened to Dave?"





Trust me, I went up the "amp ladder" with my Amazing sand know that with them the bigger the better. Pour all the juice you can find to them they will thank you for it.
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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:02 pm

kingman wrote:Agree...the 300x2 can be had under a note and is capable of bringing out the best in your speakers.
This would be the most cost-effective solution & more than capable of driving your Plats.

However, if your Plats have the dual binding posts, if you can find a 200x5 Sunfire, you could bi-amp with that amp & have more overall horsepower....

The 200x5 can be found for under $1000 pretty easily as well~
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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by Scarabeo » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:25 pm

TNRabbit wrote:
kingman wrote:Agree...the 300x2 can be had under a note and is capable of bringing out the best in your speakers.
This would be the most cost-effective solution & more than capable of driving your Plats.

However, if your Plats have the dual binding posts, if you can find a 200x5 Sunfire, you could bi-amp with that amp & have more overall horsepower....

The 200x5 can be found for under $1000 pretty easily as well~
That is what I did and it "ROCKS!!!" This is way the best way to go and get the money out of it for every penny, Here is one to look at: http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cl.pl?a ... -5X200-bes :D
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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by murdox55 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:18 pm

many thanks to all...very helpful...now if i could only find a 300 x 2 ( just saw one go for 660...wish i would have known about the one that just went for under 6)...are there any dealers in the atlanta area where i could hear the 5400? i know i wouldn`t be able to touch one of those for under a g-note, yet if it`s all of what i`ve been reading, i may go that way if the price is right.

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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by Zoot Horn » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:05 pm

here,, the guy has 2 pairs and a sunfire as well,,according to his ad

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl? ... oblock-pai

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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by frankieD » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:25 pm

Where was this guy when I was looking for an amp?

That Sunfire is THE amp to have.

7 channels @ 400wpc @8ohm doubles down to 1600 @ 2 ohms.


WOW !!!!

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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by beemers417 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:12 pm

I agree with DaveS, 7t's or 9t's are thew way to go.
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Re: need advice on amps to drive AL IV platinum

Post by Don » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:18 pm

If Murdox has the Plat 4's, only 1 set of binding posts, if they have not been modified.

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