monitor power amp

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by opie, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. opie

    opie Guest

    i have a pair of event 20/20 monitors and i am hoping that i could get some recommendations for a power amp for them. i am buying several items right now and i am looking to get something adequate in the $200, new or used, range that would work until until i can upgrade (monitors and amp). i know that the nominal impedence is 4 ohms and 150 watts programable and 200 watts peak. I will be using them in a 12*10 room or a 25*20 room and am not sure if i need a amp that will pump out 150-200 watts to get a accuarate representation of recorded sound or if i can get away with something that has less power. also, if anyone has any experience with these monitors and could give me the good, bad, or ugly on the i would really appreciate it as well. thanks :p:
  2. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    What's the sensivity? db/1w/1m
    I would test some used amps(solidstate/digital/Tube) and then buy what fit's the system best.
    If you have enough sensivity(90db+) then i would prefer an SE tube amp.
  3. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    I would say you can't get an amp(new/used) that plays acurate for $200 !!

    Why buy an amp now and then trough it away in a couple of weeks when you buy something better?!

    Get an amp where you know you are on the right track, then you can always have it upgradet later on.
    It will cost a litle bit more but in the long run you will have saved money...and ears ;)
  4. opie

    opie Guest

    thanks for the feedback henrick. it is much appreciated! the reason i need something to fill in for now is that i am putting together a studio in my home and will soon be needing to do a few demo's. i just don't have the money budgeted right now for a proper monitoring setup, but i have the monitors bought and need something to get me by. the sensitivity is 88db @ 1w.
  5. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    then you can't use a SE tube amp.
    It's also not in your price range.

    I haven't got time to dig up good used prices on solid state gear.
    But maybe you could find something used at $200 and list it here, then i will tell you if it's any good.
  6. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

    Oct 29, 2003

    With sensitivity that low (JBL's for example are in the 94+ range) you're going to need a fair bit of power to get any volume or bass response out of them. Maybe a used high-current home audio amp is your best bet? NAD or the older Luxmans tended to have low Watt ratings but were high-current.

    BTW I also use Event 20/20s but I have the bas models so I didn't need to get a power amp for them. I figured for the difference in price, the amp was paid for.
  7. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Yeah...a high-current amp would be the trick here...Crest,Carver,audiofile home system kinda stuff.Lots to be had, you just have to look.
  8. opie

    opie Guest

    thanks a lot guys. i will do a little more digging and maybe post again if i think i find something that will work for me. i really appreciate the feedback. :p:
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