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New Amp for Dynaudio BM15 - Questions again...
Old 9th November 2009
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New Amp for Dynaudio BM15 - Questions again...


i'm still searching for a new Amp to power my Dynaudio BM15p. I still use this old BASF 6160 (2x 60 Watt @ 4 Ohm, Damping Factor 25)...
Sounds strange and i can hear much "sizzle" and distortion in the high Freq's. I'm not hearing at too high volume's, so i guess it's not clipping already, but the Amp just sounds bad (dorty in high freq's) and certainly underpowered.

I already aksed here a few weeks ago and i decided to save money till i can get a used Bryston 4b or something like that.

But I also want to upgrade some other stuff (sell my 2 Firepods and get an Fireface 800 + Digimax D8 and also want to buy some new Mic's) so till i can afford the 4b, it'll take a while...
For this while, i need a new Amp (the BASF is making some other problems anyway)

My Budget is about 300 Euro's.
2nd Hand Equipment is fine, also.

Here are my suggestions:

1. Used Rotel Amp, the Rotel RB980BX is often in eBay for about 280-300โ‚ฌ (2x 180W @ 4 Ohm, Damping-Factor 1000!!!)

2. Samson Servo 600 (2x 300W @ 4 Ohm, Damping-Factor 350 @ 400hz)

3. Alesis RA-500 Studio-Endstufe (2x 250W @ 4 Ohm, Damping-Factor 200)

4. Crown Xls 402 D (2x 450W @ 4 Ohm, Damping-Factor >200 @ 10-400Hz)

5. Used Yamaha AX 1070, 1090 oder 1050 (2x 250W @ 4 Ohm, Damping-Factor 350)

What would you do?
Hafler is not very often available on German eBay :(
Any experiences? It's a hard decission, because I'm a paar student & i want to geht the best bang for the buck :D

Cya, Crap2405
Old 10th November 2009
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No answers?

The most important is the comparison between Rotel RB980 and Alesis RA500 and the Crown Amps.

Greetz, Crap2405
Old 24th November 2009 | Show parent
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O.k, so maybe somebody is interested in the result...

Someone near my town offered me an ALESIS RA 500 for a very nice price, so i simply bought it...

Result: The RA 500 fits nice to the Dyn's... maybe not the best combination, but still a good one...
The RA500 produces very dry and low bass. And i mean "really dry". Nice!
Top End is ok, sounds linear without any unharmonic distortion. Same in the Mids...

So: Nothing special, but still good and very affordable!
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