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Hi All;

please i need your help, i am building my music system with a pair of RP8000-F, but i need some help to choose the amplifier:

- one option is to use the Parasound 2125v2 150 Watt Stereo,

- and the other is to use the Russound A2100 | Half Rack Digital 2 Channel Amplifier + Yamaha WXC-50 Music Cast Audio Component Preamplifier Dark Silver,

Additionally i would like to add a subwoofer. Thanks

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@hamer,

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

9 hours ago, hamer said:

please i need your help, i am building my music system with a pair of RP8000-F, but i need some help to choose the amplifier:

- one option is to use the Parasound 2125v2 150 Watt Stereo,

The Parasound 2125v2 is a wonderful amplifier that punches way above it's weight class.  Should be a fine mate to the RP-8000Fs.

 

Bill

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I second the choice of Parasound. I have had nothing but great experience with a number of their amps. At 98db sensitivity, it won’t take many watts to drive your speakers. I had great results with the tiny Parasound zAmp on a pair of RF-63’s. 

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I looked up the Yamaha unit and except for maybe being a tad behind the times in Wifi specs it certainly looks like a like a useful piece of gear.  Not having a preference between the amplifiers, I'd be inclined to go with the second package listed, if the two options are the only ones available to choose from.

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I just heard the RP8000F last week and the owner of them choose a Parasound 5250 over Classe and Marantz. The subwoofer was a SVS PB16 Ultra.

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17 hours ago, willland said:

@hamer,

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

The Parasound 2125v2 is a wonderful amplifier that punches way above it's weight class.  Should be a fine mate to the RP-8000Fs.

 

Bill

Thanks Bill, I was trying to find an amplifier in that range of price, what I want is to get the best from the speakers 

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9 hours ago, glens said:

I looked up the Yamaha unit and except for maybe being a tad behind the times in Wifi specs it certainly looks like a like a useful piece of gear.  Not having a preference between the amplifiers, I'd be inclined to go with the second package listed, if the two options are the only ones available to choose from.

Thanks !! I have some doubts about the amplifier Of the second option, which gives 100w per channel, but I may be wrong if that one is enough for the speakers 

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I'm using a NAD C338 (50 class D Watts x 2) to drive a pair of Forte III in a fairly large room.  It has DLNA and Chromecast built in.  (Streaming ripped CDs is so much better than using a dedicated player.)  It takes up little space due to a smaller chassis and never even hardly gets warm, even when abusing my hearing (or just filling the house with music) for an extended time.  If those 2 amps you're considering are each capable-enough in terms of quality I doubt you'd hear the difference in power output side-by-side.  But that's not to say one might not "sound better" than the other anyway, I can't say...

 

I know that back in the day I payed a couple bucks more for an HK 40 wpc integrated because it "played" noticeably better than 60 wpc Technics, etc. gear...

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Just checked my email and see that Crutchfield is offering me a "scratch and dent" Yamaha WXC-50 for $282.62 with free 2-day shipping.

 

I'm not in the market, but thought I'd throw the info out there...

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1 minute ago, 314carpenter said:

Yamaha and Klipsch? 😝

Not these Yamahas with these Klipsch.;):P

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Bill

 

 

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15 hours ago, willland said:

Not these Yamahas with these Klipsch.;):P

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Bill

 

 

If you can find a warm Yamaha (hard).  Also lots of current and damping factor if you want good bass.  Parasound or NAD stuff if you want to stay relatively inexpensive.

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1 hour ago, pzannucci said:

If you can find a warm Yamaha (hard). 

I actually prefer neutral, or referred to by Yamaha as "natural sound".  The flagship(A-S3000) and next to flagship(A-S2100) are often described as warmish due to the use of mosfet output transistors.

 

1 hour ago, pzannucci said:

Also lots of current and damping factor if you want good bass. 

Plenty of current for thumping bass to drive my RF-63s wonderfully also.

 

1 hour ago, pzannucci said:

Parasound or NAD stuff if you want to stay relatively inexpensive.

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Bill

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23 hours ago, willland said:

I actually prefer neutral, or referred to by Yamaha as "natural sound".  The flagship(A-S3000) and next to flagship(A-S2100) are often described as warmish due to the use of mosfet output transistors.

 

Plenty of current for thumping bass to drive my RF-63s wonderfully also.

 

:emotion-21::emotion-21:

 

Bill

Not disagreeing on any of the points.  Most folks buy Yamaha receivers and few buy Yamaha's top of line components.  

People tend to make their speakers their most expensive audio purchase vs. multiples of speaker purchase price toward a two channel amplification (upper end Yamaha integrated) which is why I mentioned the others.

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