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Budget integrated amp or receiver?

My old receiver (some late '80s silver Pioneer or JVC box) has become afflicted with loose connection gremlins. Last time I asked about getting it dealt with, the folks at Solutions Audio said it'd probably run about $200 to repair it. I'd like to see what my options are and whether I can get something as good or better for about the same price (or a little more). [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Oct 7, 2014 - 9 answers

Keyboard Amplifier Troubleshooting Question

I feel like if I knew more about amplifiers the symptoms of my Roland KC-550 would narrow down my problem significantly. Only the tweeter works (and it works fine), and the two other speakers are totally un-driven across all channels. Does this indicate anything about the issue? I'm trying to figure out if it's worth having repaired and/or if I can repair it myself.
posted by cmoj on Feb 11, 2014 - 5 answers

Pick an amplifier for me, please?

I just moved into a new house, and the kitchen has a built in set of Niles OS3 speakers wired in. I'd like to drive them from my computer (headphone output). What's a good reasonably low cost amplifier to drive them with? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 31, 2014 - 3 answers

iPod amplifier for car

Can anyone recommend an inexpensive portable amplifier to use in my car so I can listen to my iPod? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Aug 28, 2013 - 17 answers

New 10" Speaker Recommendation

What replacement speaker should I get for my amp? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Dec 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Budget iPad audio solutions

I have an iPad 2, a Sandisk mp3 player and about three ipods floating around my house. I also have a Sony ICF-m1000 table radio. When I plug my iPad into the AUX input on the table radio, it's not nearly loud enough. How can I cheaply amplify the audio from my I-devices so they sound good on the Sony radio? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Dec 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Tube guitar amp blowing fuses - suggestions?

My Egnater Tweaker 40w head is blowing fuses. Possibly lightning-related, or possibly not, but I need to fix it. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Aug 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Make my stereo glitter and hum.

My stereo needs more blinkenlights. Point me to some neat projects I can do. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me look cool and sound good in a small space without killing myself or my wallet

Looking for a small, cheap amplifier to sit between a Sony D250 portable CD player and a pair of Energy e:XL 15 or 16 speakers. Toying with the idea of a DIY gainclone but not sure I have the smarts to put a kit together without killing myself, or even to know whether that sort of amp is suitable for my needs. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Apr 1, 2012 - 3 answers

New high-end amplifier produces decidedly low-end hum.

Humming sound through newly acquired amplifier when TV tuner is plugged in (even when tuner input is not active, even when amplifier is in standby mode). How to solve? [more inside]
posted by reeddavid on Jan 25, 2012 - 18 answers

HDTV antenna amplifier recommendation?

HDTV antenna amplifier recommendations? I live in an apartment in a downtown area and the TV reception is poor even with my antenna designed for fringe reception. My current antenna amplifier is a Winegard HD200 with forward gain of 24dB which definitely helps, but can you recommend an even more effective amplifier for O.T.A. reception in the U.S.? Sometime back there was a recommendation to hook two amplifiers in series but my experience doing that showed a decline in performance and I think the theory states that reflection of signal back toward the source can diminish any improvement, ie the gains of two amplifiers in line are not additive. If I can get the amplifier thru Amazon, that's a plus. Thanks.
posted by paphun123 on Jan 16, 2012 - 6 answers

I want to build a freaking wall of speakers

I am planning a project for a new years party involving over a hundred speakers of assorted size and Ohm values , Basically the idea is to stack all the speakers to cover an entire wall of a room and wire them all up to an amplifier(s?) what would be the best way to wire them? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Home stereo amp: Tripath?

Looking for a small home-stereo amp. Tripath or something else? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Nov 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Laptop Audio to Amp

Hand-me-down electronics mix and match: laptop audio through amp? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Aug 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Strat in the Attic

Which guitar amp should I buy? Requirements: small, all tube, nice tone at low volume. [more inside]
posted by gijsvs on Jun 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Desktop/Cubicle amplifier with at least 3 inputs.

I am trying to find a desktop or office cubicle ( by which I mean pretty small and elegant) compatible amplifier. I just really need a headphone amplifier since I wont ever be able use any speakers at work, but I must be able to select between 3 different sources. [more inside]
posted by digividal on Apr 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Ohm my god

The bass player in my band has this combo amp. It has 2 internal speakers, and an external speaker jack rated for a minimum impedance of 4 ohms. If he wants to hook up an additional cabinet, what does the impedance of the extra cab need to be? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Mar 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Help bring music to our home.

Stereo advice needed. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Mar 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Home Theatre Nerd Forum?

Recommend me an excellent home theatre forum and/or standalone DTS decoder. [more inside]
posted by polyglot on Oct 19, 2010 - 5 answers

400w speakers to computer?

Whats the cheapest route to plug a DJ mixer/laptop into a pair Audiofile 583lr large floor speakers? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Oct 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Integrated Amps: Marantz PM8003?

As Marantz has introduced a new (but hardly improved) model, Music Direct is selling the PM8003 integrated amplifier for half usual MSRP ($499 vs. $999). From what I've read, it's a splendid piece of kit, and a solid value before the drastic discount. My question for you; would you recommend something else, for $500 or less, that you feel is superior to the Marantz? In terms of sonic character, I favor impartiality, perhaps slight warmth, but balance and purity foremost, if that informs suggestions at all. I'd like to feel I've surveyed my options thoroughly before going through with the purchase.
posted by alexandermatheson on Oct 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me find a midsized guitar amp!

I'm thinking of getting a new amplifier! [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Does my power amp work?

I inherited a NAD 214 stereo power amplifier. I plugged it into power and the lights came on. In order to get it out of the house (spring cleaning) I listed it on ebay for $5 and said it powers up fine. But now it's getting lots of attention and I have people asking me if it works properly. [more inside]
posted by bingoes on Aug 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Why does my guitar amp blow every speaker it comes in contact with?

Can a guitar amplifier ruin every speaker cabinet it gets plugged into? [more inside]
posted by nurgle on Mar 27, 2010 - 2 answers

The little PA system that could, I hope.

Will I blow up my PA system? A question of ohms, watts, speakers, amps and the love affair that almost tore them all apart. [more inside]
posted by otolith on Mar 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Eat this!

Please give me recommendations for a badass keyboard amp. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Mar 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Handle with care!

Shipping a tube amp from Canada to Germany. [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Feb 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Cheap power amplifier recommendations?

Based on their good reviews and cheap price, I bought a pair of JBL Control 1 Pros for my DJ setup at home without realizing they were passive speakers. Any recommendations for a cheap amplifier? I just need some basic reference monitors for my turntables/mixer so I'm a little out of my depth when it comes to wading though reviews on audiophile websites.
posted by cosmic osmo on Jan 30, 2010 - 4 answers

New stereo amp to replace my broken one.

My amplifier/receiver died. I need something inexpensive (~$200) but powerful to replace it. I am not an audiophile but like my music to sound good. Should I get a simple amplifier and an HD radio tuner or troll eBay for a used receiver? I have two sets of speakers plus woofer and need about 100W per channel. Need three or four inputs. Don't need fancy 5.1 or anything. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by misterpatrick on Dec 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Speaker Output of Amp A to RCA Input of Amp B

Is there any way I can take the speaker output from underpowered combo CD/ amp A and run it into the RCA input of power amp B? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Nov 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Time vs money - buy in Canada?

Seattle resident (US Citizen) wants to buy a $900 keyboard amp of Canadian manufacture from Vancouver B.C. music store. How much it would REALLY cost after taxes and customs duties? Store couldn't tell me; getting busy signal from Border Information Service 800 number. GST - about 5%? Additional provincial tax for BC, and if so, how much? Additional customs duties? Would drive up from Seattle and buy in person. Is this insane, or should I just special-order via Seattle music store and save money (but not time?)
posted by dorgla on Aug 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Buying a keyboard amplifier

I'm looking for a keyboard amplifier for use in a rock band. Is the roland kc-150 (65W) going to be loud enough or should I spring for the KC-350 (120W)? Or should I look for a bass amp?
posted by Tlogmer on Aug 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Bass Amplification by Simulated Emission of Reverberation

What exactly is the difference between a guitar and bass amp? If I were to get the latter, could I plug in the former instrument and still get similar bitchin' sounds out of my rig? [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Jun 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Headphone amp for Airport Express?

I buckled and bought a set of AKG k701 cans. They're currently hooked up directly to my Airport Express and sounding great, just lacking the final couple of decibels. Can anyone offer any advice on choosing a suitable headphone amplifier or, even better, suggest a recommendation (sub $500)?
posted by hydrophobic on Mar 16, 2009 - 9 answers

How high and or low can you go?

Help me set up my bass rig. [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Mar 10, 2009 - 20 answers

Recommend an inexpensive headphone amp/surround processor?

Can you recommend a decent low-cost headphone amplifier and surround sound processor? I used to have a Sennheiser DSP which did Dolby Pro-Logic decoding and headphone simulation, and am looking for something like that, but for Dolby Digital. [more inside]
posted by hades on Jan 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Where can I find repair manuals and exploded diagrams for valve amplifiers?

Where can I find repair manuals and exploded diagrams for valve amplifiers online? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Jan 21, 2009 - 3 answers

playing with myself

need recommendation for headphone amplifier for an electric guitar... [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Dec 26, 2008 - 16 answers

What's the best way to mic my guitar amp for recording in a studio/practice room?

What's the best way to mic my guitar amp for recording in a studio/practice room? [more inside]
posted by andruwjones26 on Nov 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Cheap amp with great clean tone for stereo effects

Amplifilter: Looking for a cheap SS guitar amp to complement my Fender Deluxe 90 so I can use my effects pedals' stereo features. [more inside]
posted by relucent on Sep 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Amp to run 3 pairs of speakers simultaneously.

I want to wire my house for sound - have 3 pairs of speakers running off the same source. I have the speakers, I have the source, I have the cables, but I need the amp - what good amp can I buy (used or new) that'll allow me to run 3 sets of speakers simultaneously? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Sep 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Where can I get a small, no-frills amplifier?

Is it possible to buy a small (preferably brick-sized or smaller) home amplifier that does nothing but accept RCA inputs and output 2 channels at ~30 watts/channel? If so, where should I look? [more inside]
posted by helios on Sep 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Dead Marshall Amp

Guitar amp problem: Marshall MG100DFX won't turn on. [more inside]
posted by hutta on May 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Traynor amps in Toronto/Montreal

Does anyone know of a good place to shop for/ try out vintage Traynor amps in Toronto or Montreal? Much obliged.
posted by jules1651 on Apr 19, 2008 - 3 answers

like a prayer i want to take you there

i'm sick of blowing out my audio system. please help me pick out an affordable but good sounding system. [more inside]
posted by yonation on Mar 31, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me identify my HiFi equipment!

I need help identifying my vintage(ish) HiFi equipment, Especially the amplifier. If anybody has any information on them, it would be appreciated, or does anybody know any useful websites for this sort of thing? (Photos inside) [more inside]
posted by sliderjc on Mar 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Homemade guitar amp filter

I built this mini guitar amp based on this circuit. But I used a 4 watt speaker rather than the 8 watts specified. What are the consequences of that change? [more inside]
posted by Grundlebug on Mar 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Where can I find an inexpensive turntable and amplifier?

Help my family find a decent turntable + amp in the $100-$300 range. We just want to listen to records! [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Mar 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Which is the best speaker for my bass amp?

Bass Amp Filter: 2 x 10 or 1 x 15? [more inside]
posted by IZ on Feb 13, 2008 - 20 answers

Double-amping with two amplifiers -- will it work?

Double-amping fun with Class-T amps: Can it be done? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Feb 4, 2008 - 16 answers

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