Whats the best studio power amp for the $

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by red99frc, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. red99frc

    red99frc Guest

    any suggestions?
  2. kinetic

    kinetic Guest

    I can't vouch for any particular power amp, and I'm sure others will respond with suggestions. But if you haven't bought your monitors yet, seriously consider getting active ones so you don't have to concern yourself with power amps. Active monitors ensure that the matching of the power amp to the crossovers is optimised. Just a suggestion.
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Cheap & decent - Hafler TA series

    Reasonable and better - Hafler TransNOVA series

    A little more expensive but wonderful - Bryston (used is wonderful also, as they have a 20 year auto-transfer warranty - 20 years from date of mfg.)
  4. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    Tjeck out Sugden amps!!
  5. OlympicPhil

    OlympicPhil Guest

    Brystons are fantastic, check out Quads too.
    If you're on a real shoestring budget, try Samson.

    Phil Plumpton
    Technical Engineer
    Olympic Studios, EMI Studio Group
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    I second the nomination for the Hafler Trans Novas ... a used P3000 runs about $250 ... for 150 watts a side..

    David Hafler (the designer) has a vast background in amp technology starting in the 60's with Dynaco and proceeding through Phase Linear and Great American Sounds "Ampzilla" ...

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