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What Power Amp for new monitors??

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by Ian MacGregor, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. I just purchased a pair of Paradigm Mini Monitors on eBay to be used as my main nearfields for mixing and tracking. I have been looking for some new nearfields and after comparing these to my "really" cheap JBL's they were the way to go. Now I will be able to hear the bass content of my mixes, not just hope that it's there.

    My questions is what power amp would you recomend for this pair of speakers? I am not a professional and I'm going to be living in a dorm room in 6 weeks, so I need something practical as well as funtional. A few steps above my Yamaha tuner/amplifier, yet below the very high-wattage pro models. Any suggestions? Any ideas are welcome, even DIY.

    Thanks,
    Ian
     
  2. themidiroom

    themidiroom Active Member

    I'd like to find out some good low cost amps as well. I have a pair of NS-10s and a pair of speakers I built in my pre production area.
     
  3. HiString

    HiString Guest

    You can start out with Alesis' monitor amps or move on up to something in the Hafler range.

    As you didn't give any specifics on your speakers, (i.e; power requirements) I unfortunately can't be more specific.

    :cool:
     
  4. Ok,
    A little more info: Paradigm Mini Monitors v2
    6.5" speaker + Titanium tweeter. Max Power input is 80 watts. Should I just go with a 100 watt amp, or is there a reson to get more headroom?

    Thanks,
    Ian
     
  5. mknappe

    mknappe Guest

    You can get a used Bryston 2B-Pro or 2B-LP Pro for $300-400 on eBay that will be much better than the Alesis project studio stuff.

    Mike
     
  6. Interesting. I've also been recomended the Crown D-75 amplifier. Any thoughts/opinions on the Bryston or Crown?? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Ian
     
  7. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    buy the a100a from Yamaha, they were done to rock NS10M´s. they are small but sound goo.
     
  8. e-cue

    e-cue Active Member

    Bryston 2B-Pro is dope. Loved them so much, I bought one. Hell, I'll probably name my 1st child Bryston. (Or HD... depends on if it's a boy or girl)
     
  9. E-cue,
    Does the Bryston have balanced inputs?

    Ian
     
  10. e-cue

    e-cue Active Member

    XLR baby...
     

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