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DougG
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Replacement AMP/Tuner

I want to replace a 12 year old 75 Watt Dennon amplifier that has a "Phono" button (joke showing how old the Tuner/amp is) :-). My primary use is music and 2.1 capability. I want to run my TV,DVD/CD player and Music through the amp. I want atleast 100 Watts. I want VALUE. I could not careless about 6.1 or 7.1 or video. MY primary concern is music at a 2.1 clean amp quality. Please help. In car terms I am looking for "Acura/Lexus" quality..... not "rolls-royce" or "Ferrari" quality.

Thanks for any input you could offer.

Doug

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Re: Replacement AMP/Tuner

Any thoughts on a Harman Kardon HK3480 Receiver ?

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Re: Replacement AMP/Tuner

If you're looking for a little more volume and that is the reason for wanting 100 watts instead of 70, you should be aware that increasing your amp capacity by 30 watts would only equate to about 1 db in volume. In other words, while you may get better quality sound by changing amps, the additional 30 watts won't do much for you in the volume department.

How much are you looking to spend and are you open for used gear or only new gear?

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Re: Replacement AMP/Tuner

I am looking to upgrade the clarity of the amp.Not the volume as much. I would go with used or Refurbished. I saw Harman sells their refurb with the same warranty as new...
I need more inputs than my old Denon too.

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Doug

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Re: Replacement AMP/Tuner

If you are patient, consider this Outlaw receiver that was well reviewed by Stereophile and runs about $600. I suspect it is in an entirely different class than most HK stuff.

Rotel, NAD and Cambridge Audio all make affordable gear that remains true to audio fidelity.

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Re: Replacement AMP/Tuner

Thanks Monty. I will look on the manufacturer and ebay sites.

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