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Old amps vs New amps

Discussion in 'Receivers and amplifiers' started by snake_eye, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. snake_eye

    snake_eye Member

    Jul 12, 2004
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    Basically I've been thinking of getting a new sound setup for my laptop, replacing my old labtec 2.1's. At the moment i'm looking at a pair of Eltax Monitor III's, some subwoofer (not decided) and an amplifier, hopefully all off ebay, because I'm cheap! (Is this setup ok?)

    Is there a major difference between an amplifier, say 20 years ago, and todays cheap range of amplifiers?
    Is there really change in quality of sound?
    Are the connections different or will I be able to hook it like any other cheap amp of today?

    I've been searching around and eyed up these:

    >the old Pioneer SA-7800 (very stylish)
    >the new Cambridge Audio range (A1, A5, A300)

    So if we were to look at these two, what would the differences in performance be? I'm a very poor student with no money, so my budget is around £60, lower the better :D.
    Are there any other amplifiers that I should consider for this kind of money, maybe a second hand bargain or something like that (is that a good idea?).

    Sorry about this question, i know next to nothing of amplifiers. Hopefully you people can give me some input. :)


  2. erickwan

    erickwan Member

    Sep 14, 2004
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    is about the same like the amp that i buy

    i buy TX-SV909PRO(about 3 year) about 262W per/ch and TX-DS989VER2(new one) 360W per/ch no need subwoofer at all and this useing 7.1 surround but TX-SV909PRO can up to 11.1 surround if u add on

    same Features of both amplifer

    WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
    Impact and sound purity that conventional receivers can't match, from three distinct advantages: 1. Low negative feedback design; 2. Elimination of ground-potential fluctuations; 3. High instantaneous capability.

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    Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
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    Less than half the typical amount of attenuation is needed, so signals never come close to the noise floor.

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    Audiophile-Grade Parts
    The massive troidal power transformer, with secondary windings and independent ground connections to isolate each channel from crosstalk and AC-line linterfaces, is the kind you find only in high-end audio equipment. Huge custom-designed Audio Tuned Reference capacitors give you greater power delivery at low frequencies, plus tremendous continuous power reserves during the most dynamic sound effects and musical surges. For hi-fi purists, large multi-emitter output transistors provide faster switching speed, which translates into a wider dynamic range.

    THX Ultra2 Certified
    THX Surround EX
    Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II
    DTS, DTS-ES Discrete/Matrix 6.1, DTS®96/24, DTS Neo:6
    192 kHz/24-Bit Audio D/A Converters
    24-bit Dual CRYSTAL Chips
    Reduced NFB (Negative Feedback) Design
    Non-Scaling Configuration
    A-Form Listening Mode Memory
    Zone 2 Multiroom/Multisource Capability
  3. 1804007

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