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5 channel amps under $2,000 - What to buy????

 

BaRuMBaDo
I have narrowed my choices to 3 amps:
Rotel RMB-1095
Anthem MCA-5
Parasound HCA-2205A

Sub-$1500 would be the less powerful siblings:
Rotel RMB-1075
Parasound HCA-1205A
Anthem PVA-5, I think the PVA-7 also goes for under $1,500

Which one would you dudes recommend?
Which one is more suitable for music, ie. SACD, DVD-A?; Which one is more suitable for home theater?
Any one of these with quality control issues?

Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated.
 

Anonymous
rotel rmb 1095 fasho,
rotel

issues.. dont know yet
 

Hawk
I really like the Parasound better than the Rotel. The Rotel has a "leaner" sound to it, which isn't a bad thing. I just prefered the Parasound. I haven't heard the Anthem for any appreciable period of time, so I can't comment on it.

I don't think you would have any problems with any of these amps. All are extremely well made and perfectly capable of doing whatever you want in either musical reproduciton or HT. I am assuming you have a killer pre/pro to go with one of these amps. It would also help to know what speakers you are running, too.
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