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mattg
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Must Mono Amps Be Used in Pairs?

Hi there-
I've just been given an old Mark Levinson ML2 amp, which I believe is a mono amp. My (sparse) understanding is that mono amps are typically used in pairs, and that the ML2 in particular doesn't have an awful lot of power. So what can I do with a single mono ML2? Do I need to pair it with something else?
Thanks!

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Re: Must Mono Amps Be Used in Pairs?

The way i see it,you have 3 options. 1) sell it 2) Find a second one 3) listen in mono. You are right. A mono amplifier should be used in pairs,that is(as i said above) you wish to listen in mono(through a single speaker).

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Re: Must Mono Amps Be Used in Pairs?

Don't let anyone should on you
From personal experience, the fine art of mixing amps to create a magical stereo experience may be practiced without fear of insanity or wretched death ... just don't brag about it too loudly. Must? Tut!

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Re: Must Mono Amps Be Used in Pairs?

Get yourself some old mono jazz LP's and enjoy!

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Re: Must Mono Amps Be Used in Pairs?

If you are into SACD and what to do just LRC (C=center channel)you could get a Creek OBH remote volume control and send the center channel of your SACD player to the Creek then onto the Levinson amp, leaving your main 2 channel system intact. It appears that ones on Audiogon are going for $1500-$1900 each in pairs. If you could pony-up for two more you would be entering high end land for sure in 3 channel SACD.

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