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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Home Audio 101

What components do I need to buy to have a solid stereo system for my home? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Nov 20, 2007 - 19 answers

That awful noise.

How do I tackle feedback with a piezo pickup on a very small instrument (ukulele), running it through guitar amps or PA systems? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Oct 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Crass consumerism strikes again

Tell me how much I need to spend on audio preamp(s) and amplifier(s) to make my home stereo system sound jaw-droppingly great. [more inside]
posted by FelliniBlank on Jul 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Two different sets of speakers on amp/receiver.

Will two different pairs of speakers work and play well with my new Onkyo receiver? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Sep 24, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me replace my music-player!

I need help figuring out which audio amplifier I should buy. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 28, 2006 - 11 answers

Do I need a new sound card?

Crackly sound in my amplifier... [more inside]
posted by tomble on Oct 15, 2005 - 7 answers

How can I make my stereo quieter?

How can I make my stereo quieter? [MI] [more inside]
posted by bcwinters on Nov 15, 2004 - 14 answers

The loudest sounds on my turntable are distorted. How do I prevent this distortion?

I have a Stanton Str8-20 Turntable coupled with a Yamaha CR-640 (1980 vintage) Amplifier. Playing orchestrated music, the loudest sounds of the vinyl will distort. I had to 'tune' the turntable before using it, and this was my first time. I googled but nothing helped. Can anyone give me advice regarding the distortion, which is probably relevant to the fine tuning of the turntable? [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on Dec 25, 2003 - 7 answers

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