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Power Amp for Mixcubes
Old 8th February 2007
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Power Amp for Mixcubes

I just bought into the hype and picked up a pair of Avantone Mixcubes as another reference. I am looking to get a quality power amplifier for them. Avant's site recommends 20 to 200 solid state watts. Any suggestions outside of the "pro-sumer" market that are not too expensive.

Thanks!

Fash
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Old 8th February 2007
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Ohm amps are pretty good
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Yeah, I got them too. Running them for two days now out of phase to soften them up

Would running them with an average Pioneer amp be a bad thing?
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Slightly OT, but isn't the point of avantones to hear what your mix sounds like in a not so stellar system? If so, why not just stick with a plain jane amp?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kats ➡️
Slightly OT, but isn't the point of avantones to hear what your mix sounds like in a not so stellar system?
Some would say yes. I think the real benefit is being able to judge midrange balances at low to moderate levels on speakers with no crossover. The key concept here is "balances" vs. "sounds." Tons of hit records have had great balances of not-so-great sounds. Vice versa? I can't think of any.

Another thing -- back to the no-crossover issue -- is that crossoverless monitors tend to have really good transient response. A mediocre amp might not (even at low levels), and you can get all derailed trying to fix things in your sounds that are actually amp issues.

There have been a couple other recent threads about this you should check out.
Old 12th March 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fash ➡️
I just bought into the hype and picked up a pair of Avantone Mixcubes as another reference. I am looking to get a quality power amplifier for them. Avant's site recommends 20 to 200 solid state watts. Any suggestions outside of the "pro-sumer" market that are not too expensive.

Thanks!

Fash
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come on Steve...you didnt tell me you bought the Avant's. all the gear talk we do and you failed to pass that one by me?!

im gonna kick your ass when you come back from tour
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