AMC 2N100-5 Amplifiers

2N100-5

Multi channel 150 watt, 5 channel amplifier

User Reviews (5)

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crouchdl   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 14, 2006]
Strength:

Very powerful amp with great clean smooth natual detailed sound. I have heard amps rated at 200Watts a channel that didn't sound any more powerful than this. This drives my Energy 2.8's very well with alot more fullness in the bottom end than I expected.

Weakness:

I hate to knock anything that sounds this good for the money but maybe slightly more open midrange, still very minor at this pricepoint.

I purchased this amp as an experiment to see if it was possible to get better quality 2 channel sound then I did from my Denon 3802 (which is pretty good for an integrated in it's price range.) in other words seperates for around 1,000 dollars or so. Well, between this amp and a citation 7.0 pre/pro for around 1,200 dollars for both it's really no contest. This combination bests the Denon by a wide margain. Sound is very smooth and detailed with no brightness or harshness that you might expect from an amp in this price range especially considering the amount of power this thing puts out. I've been fortunate enough to have had an EAD PM1000 and 2000 in my other systems and while this obviously doesn't stand up to those two pieces it does exibit some of the qualities that I came to love in those amps (mainly smoothness and very good balance from top to bottom with tons of clean power.) I really wasn't expecting much from this amp for the money but to be honest if I had heard this in a stereo shop I would have guessed this to cost around 2500.00! If you're looking for better 2 channel sound than you can get out of comparibly priced integrateds and still do home theater this is a no brainer (and yes I have listened to the Arcam AVR-300 which is comparible to my setup if you Bi-Amp but I still preferred the sound of my setup and for less money!)

Similar Products Used: B&K,EAD, Denon ,Yamaha, NAD, ATI ,Cinepro
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
awhitf   AudioPhile [Sep 11, 2005]
Strength:

powerful clean sound.

Weakness:

none none none.

this amp is a pwerful and good sounding piece of eqiupment in stereo or 5.1 it is easily the best for the price.

Similar Products Used: marantz
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
synthgtr   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 25, 2002]
Strength:

lots of power, runs warm, solid construction ... pass thru rca jacks in rear allows added functionality

Weakness:

soundstage is noticably compressed and a little muddy (slow) sounding....

nice powerful amp, reasonable cost, sturdy build. I found I liked the lower power rotel 985 mkii better, slightly higher cost, more musical, definite improvement in soundstage. the amc is real improvement over amplification found in all in one receivers (pioneer, denon). If you can't find a rotel a good price, you won't go wrong with this amp ( both HT and music)

Similar Products Used: rotel rmb-1075, rb 985mkii, denon avr3802,4802,5803, pioneer vsx811s
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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
Phil Mays   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 31, 2002]
Strength:

Power & price.

Weakness:

None that I know of.

Very powerful amp. Musical and full sounding. Low distortion at high volumes. Runs cool and powers all 5 channels equally. VERY happy with this amp.

Similar Products Used: Carver
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
audiophreak   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 28, 2002]
Strength:

SUPER value. High power. Great build.

Weakness:

Large (probably not a weakness)

This is a massive amp. Build quality is quite superb for such a bargain piece of equipment. I’ve owned amps that cost nearly twice as much as street value for this piece of iron that were not noticeably better. I used this AMC to crank my Bohlender Graebener Radia’s. I have two pairs of these power-hungry ribbon speakers as well as a BG center for my 5-channel setup. The AMC doesn’t break a sweat. Stereo-only sounds good, too. Not at all harsh for a solid state amp. Runs fairly cool despite a 3 DVD movie marathon. Use a good pre-amp (I use my old Denon receiver) and good interconnects. Large toroid and 5 output devices are inside. Gold binding posts outside. Comes with detachable power cord!!! Forget the ATI or the B&K multi channel. You need to get one of these.

Similar Products Used: ATI 1505, B&K, Audiosource, Marantz
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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