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  • #16
    +1 for the Parasound Zamp. I have used it successfully for that purpose along with a small Sherbourn (parent company for Emotiva) 2/100 amp that I found via online auction. I also think something like an LM1875 or LM3886-based amp board would work, but don't have any direct experience with those.
    Keep an open mind, but don't let your brain fall out.

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    • #17
      Hong built his own with an Overture chip, so he should be able to comment on that.
      His website is soundhobby.com

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      Wolf
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      • #18
        Check on ebay or in your local hock shop /flea market for something like the Optimus Sa-155 Integrated Stereo Amp.
        It's a rebadged RCA unit. I use one for measurements. It works great. Small size, too.

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        • #19
          Thanks guys. The used z-amp is a good recommendation, I've heard great things about the z line. Or even something like above too. Wolf, I bet that is a great amp, I just don't have time for another project at the moment though. I'll just keep an eye out or use my Lepai and adjust top octave by ear, which I almost always do anyway (at least to 14-15k cuz that's all the higher I can hear anyway!).
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          transcenD: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5035-transcend
          Summits: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...75-The-Summits
          References: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-My-References
          Vintage Style 2-way: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-vintage-2-way

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          • #20
            I use a Yamaha pianocraft RX-E400. 40w per channel and its tiny.

            Dan
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            • #21
              Watch out for v1 Parasound Zamp models. They have a tendency to run hot and burn out. Seems to be fine in v2 and v3, but I've seen several problematic v1 models and not had a problem with the later ones.
              --Derek

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