Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

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Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by indyaudio » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:03 am

Looking for a Sunfire 300 Two Power amp to properly drive my ALiii speakers. Pls respond with information regarding condition, photos, and your asking price. I will promptly respond to all, thanks.
Main Room System(s):
Speakers - Polk SRS 1.2TL; Carver ALiii; KEF 101, 104/2; Pioneer HPM150; JBL S7R Sovereign, L112, 4312, 43111
McIntosh - C28, C26, C24 preamps; MC30 monoblocks, MC2205, MC2120 amps
Carver - M4.0t amp; CT17 preamp; C9 Holography; Digital Time Lens; SDA360 CD
Sunfire 300~2 (2) & Dynaco ST-70 tube (2) amps
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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by jjptkd » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:33 am

=D> \:D/ =D> Welcome!! =D> \:D/ =D> I'll keep an eye out for one and let you know if I find one. Another option for the AL-III is a Cinema Grand 200x5 running bi-amped.
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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by indyaudio » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:31 pm

Thanks!

You are right, the 5 channels will certainly work, just more expensive I suspect. Open to that configuration or the later Series II 2 channel versions, thanks guys.
Main Room System(s):
Speakers - Polk SRS 1.2TL; Carver ALiii; KEF 101, 104/2; Pioneer HPM150; JBL S7R Sovereign, L112, 4312, 43111
McIntosh - C28, C26, C24 preamps; MC30 monoblocks, MC2205, MC2120 amps
Carver - M4.0t amp; CT17 preamp; C9 Holography; Digital Time Lens; SDA360 CD
Sunfire 300~2 (2) & Dynaco ST-70 tube (2) amps
Jolida tube & Linn Karik CD; Rega P2 & Marantz 6300 Turntables
Arcam rDAC

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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by jjptkd » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:41 pm

Cinema Grand @ Audiogon now $800:

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl? ... ema-Grand-

Typically they seem to sell for roughly the same price.
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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by jjptkd » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:43 pm

Or if you really want to juice them up, 405x5 Cinema Signature for $1350 shipped:

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl? ... nema-Grand
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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by indyaudio » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:31 am

Some choices for sure. Thanks for shooting me the Gon listings....
Main Room System(s):
Speakers - Polk SRS 1.2TL; Carver ALiii; KEF 101, 104/2; Pioneer HPM150; JBL S7R Sovereign, L112, 4312, 43111
McIntosh - C28, C26, C24 preamps; MC30 monoblocks, MC2205, MC2120 amps
Carver - M4.0t amp; CT17 preamp; C9 Holography; Digital Time Lens; SDA360 CD
Sunfire 300~2 (2) & Dynaco ST-70 tube (2) amps
Jolida tube & Linn Karik CD; Rega P2 & Marantz 6300 Turntables
Arcam rDAC

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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by jjptkd » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:13 am

A friend of mine runs a pair of AL-IIIs bi-amped with a 200x5 and it sounds fantastic and goes ridiculously loud, can't really say you would need more then that.
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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by EndersShadow » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:55 am

jjptkd wrote:Cinema Grand @ Audiogon now $800:

http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl? ... ema-Grand-

Typically they seem to sell for roughly the same price.
Honestly for that price I would spend the extra 75 bucks to get it from Bob's shop himself, so you know they had gone over it:

http://www.carveraudio.com/index.php?pa ... Itemid=104

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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by kingman » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:54 am

Honestly for that price I would spend the extra 75 bucks to get it from Bob's shop himself, so you know they had gone over it:
...I believe that's James listing here on the forum . It is a beautiful unit.
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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by EndersShadow » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:25 am

kingman wrote:
Honestly for that price I would spend the extra 75 bucks to get it from Bob's shop himself, so you know they had gone over it:
...I believe that's James listing here on the forum . It is a beautiful unit.
If true I retract my statement, and would purchase that listing.

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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by angelod307 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:41 pm

congrats then. fine choice.
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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by indyaudio » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:23 pm

Pleased to report some acquisitions - Sunfire 300x2 amp & Classic Vacuum Tube preamp (with volume remote, but no phono stage). Includes the glass bases, remote, and XLR cables. Bonus - also bought his Carver M4.0t and he threw in a Monster Power center.

Thanks all for your assistance and suggestions in helping me decide. Looking forward to getting this gear home and biwiring my ALiiis for maximum effect!

I'll report my findings and impressions.
Main Room System(s):
Speakers - Polk SRS 1.2TL; Carver ALiii; KEF 101, 104/2; Pioneer HPM150; JBL S7R Sovereign, L112, 4312, 43111
McIntosh - C28, C26, C24 preamps; MC30 monoblocks, MC2205, MC2120 amps
Carver - M4.0t amp; CT17 preamp; C9 Holography; Digital Time Lens; SDA360 CD
Sunfire 300~2 (2) & Dynaco ST-70 tube (2) amps
Jolida tube & Linn Karik CD; Rega P2 & Marantz 6300 Turntables
Arcam rDAC

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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by elgrau » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:10 pm

Wow! Merry Christmas to you, Indy! Santa's bringing you some great sounds!
FR: 400 disk changer with PS Audio Digital Link III DAC; Technics SL-1100A TT. QED Quenx1 IC's from DAC & TT to Adcom GTP-602 preamp/Tuner. AudioQuest King Cobra IC's from preamp to M1.0t mk-II opt2. QED Silver Spirals 4M wires to EPI 1000’s.
LR: AudioEngine wireless link from family room preamp to Barcus-Berry 2002R Sonic Maximizer to GlowPower Zyxt IC's to Sunfire 300x2 to Nordost 6M bi-source wires to AOS 28" MDF spherical speakers using six 6.5" woofers and eight 1" dome tweeters symm. arranged around the surface.
SS system: CX-995V DVD to AV-634x 3-4 channel amp (center/rears) & M1.0t mk-II opt2(fronts).
Garage: 300 disk changer to Entech 202.5 DAC to MXR150 Receiver (pre) to TFM-42 to EPI 400 speakers.

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Re: Wanted: Sunfire 300 Power Amp

Post by jjptkd » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:33 pm

Congrats!! =D> =D> =D> Some of the best ever offered by the Man! \:D/ \:D/
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