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jmhayes
2006-01-02, 15:04
When I bought my house, there already was some speakers installed in one of the rooms. I thought I'd put a Squeezebox in there, but I need an amp. So I'm looking for a small one. Having a digital in would be great, but I'd settle for analog.

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-02, 19:30
The guys over at AVS Forum have been raving about the
Panasonic SA-XR receivers for over a year now.

They are small, they don't produce much heat, they
have digital inputs and they are affordable. Plus
they will have the volume control you will need, and a
remote control for convenience purposes.

Yes, I know, "Panasonic", but most of the guys over
there are convinced this is what started the "digital
amp" revolution.

Apparently the "digital" amp description is not
totally accurate, but it does not use conventional
DACs - the digital signal is amplified and the analog
signal is synthesized directly on the speaker outputs
terminals.

I'm considering an SA-XR30 for a second SB2/3.

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bklaas
2006-01-02, 21:56
T-amp. methinks you'd want the "super" model
http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/

insanely detailed review of it
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/sonicimpact2/t2.html

cheers,
#!/ben

Michaelwagner
2006-01-03, 00:05
Also http://www.si-technologies.com/frontEnd/cm_productDetail.jsp?productID=35

nicketynick
2006-01-03, 10:19
You might also want to consider the Denon F101 stereo receiver, if you can find it where you are. Absolutely brilliant IMO - took me ages to find something with this functionality in this form factor & $$ range.

funkstar
2006-01-03, 12:16
Or for a little more money <snigger> you could get an ImpAmp

http://www.impamp.com/

i'd personally love one :)

Michaelwagner
2006-01-03, 12:25
doubles as an auxilliary heater for those chilly days ...

dwc
2006-01-03, 16:14
Another suggestion

TEAC A-L700P

3-channel digital amp.

jackaninny
2006-01-03, 16:29
http://www.teac.com/consumer_electronics/ReferenceSeries.html

very small but very good sound - i have an ag-550 which has both coax digital and optical inputs and outputs. the price is right on this series also.

ohiost90
2006-01-04, 09:17
When I bought my house, there already was some speakers installed in one of the rooms. I thought I'd put a Squeezebox in there, but I need an amp. So I'm looking for a small one. Having a digital in would be great, but I'd settle for analog.

You first asked for an amp but are also looking for a digital input. i know of no amps with digital in. Amps simply take a analog line level feed and amplify it to speaker level output.

To drive a set (or more speakers) from a squeezebox, 1 only needs an amp. Since volume control can be done using the squeezebox, it acts like a pre-amp. Of course having a squeezebox/amp only set-up will not allow one to play additional sources such as an FM tuner, cd player, etc nor will it allow one to use the digital outputs since it has now DACs. If you only want to play the squeezebox on that system, going with an amp would be fine. If you want to play additional sources now, or in the future, you will need an amp and pre-amp, an integrated amp that combines both the amp and pre-amp, or a receiver that will give you the amp and preamp sections along with a FM turner. Many receivers come with digital processing.

I could give you dozens of recommendations for all, but without knowing your budget, it would be fruitless. FWIW, i'm thinking of a squeezebox/amp only set-up in the future. For that I'll more than likely get a used NAD, Rotel, or Parasound 2 channel amp. Parasound makes a nice sounding, and looking, 2 channel baby that will drive most speakers to satisfaction for the implementation I have in mind. And it would work great with in-wall speakers that I think you are talking about.

This 1 is small and will drive two sets of speakers
http://www.parasound.com/nc/275.php

want a smaller one? this one will only drive 1 set of speakers, but you can "loop" the input to another amp if you want to drive additional speakers.
http://www.parasound.com/nc/zampv3.php