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ajkidle
2010-04-18, 13:43
I've got an extra SBR and an extra set of speakers, but no amp to put in between. Can't let a good Squeezebox go to waste, so I'm planning to setup an additional listening zone in the basement. Can someone recommend a basic 2-channel amp? Not looking for anything fancy, the speakers are junk (a pair of old Bose 201 bookshelves) but will work fine for the basement.

pski
2010-04-18, 14:42
I've got an extra SBR and an extra set of speakers, but no amp to put in between. Can't let a good Squeezebox go to waste, so I'm planning to setup an additional listening zone in the basement. Can someone recommend a basic 2-channel amp? Not looking for anything fancy, the speakers are junk (a pair of old Bose 201 bookshelves) but will work fine for the basement.

I'd just find a used receiver.. a decent amp like an Audiosource is going to cost $150. A used receiver would be much cheaper and would work fine for limited fidelity alternatives like Bose.

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aubuti
2010-04-18, 15:50
Actually, as you're in the US you can get an AudioSource Amp100 for $100, but even then I agree with pski that you may as well get a second hand amp or receiver. It's hard to imagine you won't be able to find a lot of decent second-hand amps at good prices when the students start leaving Ann Arbor in a few weeks.

Kiwi
2010-04-20, 10:03
a "craigslist" receiver can be had for a modest amount e.g.

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/ele/1675795075.html
http://annarbor.craigslist.org/ele/1664030548.html
http://annarbor.craigslist.org/ele/1692550535.html
http://annarbor.craigslist.org/ele/1693095138.html