How many Watts are your main amps?

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by gonefishin, Feb 6, 2004.

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How many Watts are your main amps rated at?

  1. less than 10 Watts

    60 vote(s)
    3.8%
  2. 11 - 24 Watts

    57 vote(s)
    3.6%
  3. 25-49 Watts

    179 vote(s)
    11.3%
  4. 50-99 Watts

    330 vote(s)
    20.9%
  5. 100-199Watts

    483 vote(s)
    30.6%
  6. more than 200 Watts

    471 vote(s)
    29.8%
  1. gonefishin

    gonefishin Super Member

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    How many Watts are your main amps?
     

     

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  2. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

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    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:
     
  3. CarlV

    CarlV AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    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
     
  4. Rob

    Rob Super Member

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    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.
     
  5. Dave918

    Dave918 Super Member

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    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! :D

    -Dave
     
  6. gonzo

    gonzo What did the jar say Igor

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    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.
     

     

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  7. bully

    bully member

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    Two stereos currently with 250 wpc amps, one stereo with 200 wpc, and then the two small stereos with 90 wpc and 85 wpc.
     
  8. WildWest

    WildWest Super Member

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    That's a big DITTO! (sand is for beaches, hee hee hee) :D
     
  9. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    a stereo pair of 2A3 single-ended mono power amps (Bottlehead Paramours)... that'd be about 3.5 watts per channel. Never been happier...
     
  10. Andyman

    Andyman Scroungus Stereophilus Subscriber

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    I run my 4311s just fine with my Marantz 2265B; never go past 12:00 high (well at least with others around :naughty: )
     
  11. RuSsMaN

    RuSsMaN Pudknocker

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    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
     
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  12. BrianB

    BrianB AK Vendor Emeritus Moderator

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    Two watts per channel, thank you very much. Megawatt amps are for wimps! ;)
     
  13. THOR

    THOR Fearless Prophet

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    4 x 300+ watts :D Makes me the biggest wimp I guess ;)
     
  14. Celt

    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    30 single-ended, class-a, charlie-watts per channel here. the sub i'm building is good for 300.
     
  15. Grumpy

    Grumpy Krusty old SOB! Yes, I own Audiokarma Staff Member Admin Sponsor Subscriber

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    I gots just the right amount :cool:
     
  16. gonefishin

    gonefishin Super Member

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    Just wait till he gets his new RobAmp!


    he'll be eatin' those words :p
     

     

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  17. madpioneer

    madpioneer Super Member

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    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' !?:dunno:

    THOR should be plugging his 15 amps at any moment!
     
  18. F1nut

    F1nut Super Member

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    475 wpc @ 6 ohms of pure Musical Fidelity. :yippy:
     
  19. gonzothegreat

    gonzothegreat Super Member

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    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:
     
  20. jt1stcav

    jt1stcav Up and Coming Bottlehead

    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.
     

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