currently, I am using a Sony TA-4650 V-FET 30wpc amplifier. My theater is using a Denon AVR-3802 110x7wpc receiver. I also have a Sony STR-DA80es 110x5wpc in the bedroom. Sitting around in my den on the floor, a Yamaha B2 V-FET power amp (100x2wpc) 80lbs heavyweight, a Sony STR-V7 150wpcx2 receiver, another Sony STR-DA80ES 100x5 receiver, a Sony STR-V444ES 100x5, a Yamaha CR-1040 80x2 receiver, a Carver TFM25 225wpcx2 power amp. I am supposedly have on the way here a near mint Sony TA-8650 80wpc V-FET integrated amp, weighing about 65 lbs. Expecting that on Monday... Been searching for one for about 10 years now. I am so happy.... :yippy:
I have a "McIntosh rated" 320 watts tube and SS McIntosh amps which would be an honest 430 watts plus running 2 98db JBL speakers for my main system. Carl
I voted in the 11 to 24 watt category (assuming that is per channel). With efficient speakers I am quite happy with ~14-24 tube watts/ch. Since I use no subs the main amp must make the bass as well. My main amps upstairs are a self upgraded pair of Eico HF-20's. Downstairs was a 14 w/ch P-P triode wired 30 year old homebrew with 6CA7's, then a MingDa MC34B with P-P 6L6's (Thor's new amp model) then the mighty Parallax 805 SET has recently moved in. With 40 S.E.T. watts/per this is definitely a different animal but it has been doing a good job of winning my affection despite trying to break my back on moving-in day and leaving me still in pain. That 805 is a serious home theater amplifier BTW. Here is an exquisite music amp that can make explosions and space ship noises with the best of them! I've got several SS receivers pushing over 100 watts per but they get little use. Around here I like tone with my slam. I've given them all a fair chance and I don't like the grainy feeling of sand in my ears.
Well my main bedroom system is 65 wpc, my main playroom system is 120 wpc, but my main reference system is in the living room with 25 wpc of glorious tube power! -Dave
How many? Front room Yamaha-M-80 and M-70 with two Citation-16's sitting,back room Carver-M-500,bedroom HR-752 and that will be JBLS all around.Frontroom L-300 with L110 on top,backroom L-65 with L-110 and bedroom the newest addition 4301B.I have a JBL problem.
Two stereos currently with 250 wpc amps, one stereo with 200 wpc, and then the two small stereos with 90 wpc and 85 wpc.
a stereo pair of 2A3 single-ended mono power amps (Bottlehead Paramours)... that'd be about 3.5 watts per channel. Never been happier...
I run my 4311s just fine with my Marantz 2265B; never go past 12:00 high (well at least with others around )
Carver TFM45 on the SDA SRS rig, 375/ch. Dual Rotel RB960-BX amps, bridged mono at 180/w for the whole house rig. Cheers, Russ
PIONEER SPEC-2 @ 250 wpc= 500 watts SA-9500 @ 80 wpc=160 watts SX-950@ 80 wpc=160 watts Realistic STA-2100@ 120 wpc= 240 watts Do I win sumthin' !? THOR should be plugging his 15 amps at any moment!
Megawatt amps are for wimps. At least until Echowars puts the finishing touches on his long rumored flux capacitor upgrade for his Kenwood 700M (hope I got the number right this time...) As for myself, a Carver TFM-24 with 225W of mighty moose muscle. Say it with me ALLEY <grunt> OOP! Gotta stay away from those mooseberries.:drunk:
Up and down again... Back in the mid '70s, started with a 10 watt receiver, then a 25 watt Technics, then a big jump to a 120 watt Technics integrated. In '83 bought a Carver M-400t at 201 watts, then up to the Carver TFM-35x at 250 watts. A few years ago jumped back down to a 200 watt McIntosh MC7200, then to a MC2100 at 100 watts, and to my present amp, the 50 watt MC250. Hopefully very soon, I'll receive my BEZ Model T3B 300B SET at a mere 8 watts per channel.