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  1. #1
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    Sep 2010

    Urgent Help required on Amplifier and speakers

    Hello All,

    I am opening a restaurant on 10 Sep,10. This restaurant is a small place spread in 700 sq. ft. This space is equally divided in 2 floors (approx. 350 sq. ft. on each floor). I have already bought Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III speakers which I plan to put on the first floor, where I am planning a party section. I now need to buy an amplifier and speakers for the ground floor and I need to do both of this in a budget of about $300. I know that I have overspent on Bose speakers but I have already bought them and nothing can be done about them. If anyone can give me specifications for the amplifier that will be needed, then it will be be a great help. Request your urgent reverts as my place is opening up on september 10.

    Also i want that I can play the music with a USB, CDs and my notebook. Please suggest that is it necessary to take a mixer??? Can I save money on that front???

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    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    With $300.00 I would go to Craigslist, assuming your area is served by it, and look for an older used receiver and some Klipsch speakers. Klipsch because they play loud, or will fill your area without much power, and sound decent at lower levels, more so than a less efficient speaker. I've also seen some Infinity or Polk quite a bit and may not be as easy to push as the Klipsch but a decent sounding option that should sell used in your budget. Most of your sources can be plugged into any AUX input. I doubt you will find anything in your budget with a USB. Thrifts and pawn shops are worth a look as well.

    In a stereo receiver used my preference would be older Sansui, Onkyo or Harmon Kardon. Yamaha, Kenwood or Pioneer will get the job done as well.

    New, I just don't think you will find anything you'd want to use in your budget. There may be something off the internet like Audio Source but getting it and putting it in place by the
    10th may be tough.

    One other option if there's a music store in your area look for some powered speakers like M-Audio. They will have the amp built in and you can hook them directly to your notebook. You may need to come up with a switcher of some kind in order to use all your sources though.

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    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Ditto on the Klipsch speakers. If your in a bind and want a cheap receiver take a look at these listed below. They are bottom of the barrel receivers but they will put out the sound.

    They should have no problem driving the very efficient Klipsch speakers to loud levels.

    Another option for speakers would be these-

    By the way, if you are running long runs of speaker wire, say 20 feet or more, use some heavy guage wire like 14 or lower, it will help out with the cheap receivers.
    Last edited by blackraven; 09-03-2010 at 07:02 PM.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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