AMC 2445 Amplifiers

4.5/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $400.00


Product Description

90 w/c or 90 1channel with 2*45 w/c or 45*4 w/c


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by soulrider4ever a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I purchased 2 of these from a classified section on this forum. I ended up paying $35 each. Of course this was a STEAL of a deal! I paird these up into Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 front, Diamond CS center, and 9.0 surrounds.

I was running a Onkyo 540 rated at 130wpc (LOL) to this running 90wpc to L/R/C and 2x45 to the backs. Let me just say that the improvement over the receiver was INCREDIBLE!!! Even my wife was like, wow that sounds so good! These things love to sing, the headroom is huge and the musicality of this amp is astounding for the price. I enjoy just listening to stereo music with these, the detail and soundstage / clairity destroyed the Onkyo.

I hear a lot of small details now at lower listening volumes. IE - foot steps or shuffling of clothing or gum wrappers, it just brings those details to life.

I tried pairing 1 up to my Diamond 9.6's in the other room and well, it ran out of steam trying to power these - granted it does a much better job, tighter bass and clearer dynamics than the receiver, but these are rated for 200w RMS. But for bookshelfs / surrounds it's PHENOMENAL.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin F a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Last month I was buying some snake food and walked next door to the pawn shop waiting on my shop to open as i was browsing through the Apex and sony products.I ran across a PAIR of these amps along with a NAD THX amp. The price was insane 120$ a piece , or 100$ for the NAD that was missing the power button. Well I picked up one of these ampilfiers and a week later I went back for the second.. These guys sound like they have TONS of headroom. Wide open through my martan logans and B&K's these amps sound like they have another 40 watts left in them. I cant really comment on the low end performance , as 100Hz and lower goes to my veltronic sub. These boys run fairly warm but the sound is very very clear. even after a 5 hour house cleaning, zeppelin, bob seger episode they had no stand- bye noise. The highs are very clear and not as harse as I would expect. Alot of detail comes through on these fella's if you want a amplifier that will fill the house with a sturdy full midrange and allow you to hear fingers on the frets these amps will not dissapoint.
I'm using 2 of them both bridged as a 2 channel amp.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   PAWN SHOP!!!!



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Barry James a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2003

Bottom Line:   
A good basic amp , quite flexible , good for centre channel and rear speakers , not tremendously strong unless bridged ,
runs well , standby current only
140 ma, about 40 watts , doesnt eat electricity , runs very cool , no excess heat , no noise in standby mode , input sensitivity controls a bit fiddly and dont feel to strong ,not quite up to Rotel standards , but at the price what a bargain .I wouldnt swop it for any other
audio video amp .

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $150.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pete a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I was given this and a very nice processor by a friend who was upgrading. These are my first experience with separates, and they really do outperform any of the receievers I have had.

I'm using the amp in the four channel mode, (phantom on the pro.) and there's plenty of power to make my speakers sing with well amplified delight. The bass is powerful yet subtle, the highs are clean and bright, without being brazen.

I'm never going back to a receiver or Int. Amp.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Purchased At:   Wealthy benefactor



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 15, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I'll agree with what the previous reviewer had to say. I was also looking for an amplifier that could power my center and rear speakers, and fell into a used AMC 2445 at a local hi-fi shop.

The amp is very flexible in configuration:

Two channels: Two channels at 90W each
Three channels: One at 90W, and two at 45W (what I use)
Four channels: Four at 45W

I haven't listened to the amp critically, but it works great for my center and rear speakers.

The power cord on the unit is permanently attached, and is probably the wimpiest cord I've ever come across. Mine also has a 220V to 110V adapter on the end of it. Apparently, AMC made the amp for the US market, but put a British cable on it.

I don't get any "thunk" when I turn on the amp, by the way.

I only paid $149 for it, so at that price, it's a good deal.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996




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