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combining marantz cinema 50 with topping la90 for tannoy xt8f

slacki

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Hi, i have a 5.1.4 Auro3D Setup (FL/FR Tannoy XT8F, Arendal 1723 Center, Tannoy XT6F for SL and SR, 4x Tannoy XT6 as heights) and was wondering if it would make sense to buy a Topping LA90 to power the FL and FR - especially when i want to listen in stereo.
The Topping had a very good measure from amir and is currently available at https://www.amazon.de/Topping-Leist...Einstellungen-Amplifier-Schwarz/dp/B09Z67F4HC, i am just a bit afraid because the seller is "Shenzhenshi gushengsedianzi youxiangongsi" which looks a bit fishy to me :>
 

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I have a few thoughts. Normally, I'd prefer to run LCR all on the same amp so levels are easily matched. However, your Arendal MTM speaker is different from the rest, so maybe that's not such a consideration. The LA90 is not super-high-powered, according to Amir's results, it looks like max power is 36W at 8 ohms. If we look at the Cinema 50, it is claiming 110W @ 8 ohms with 2-channels driven and D+M guarantees 70% up to 5 channels, so that's 77 WPC. Big difference.

Not sure why you are interested in the LA90 to be honest. If you are chasing SINAD, then the bottleneck will be the receiver, not the amp. If you are worried about power and want more, then you should look for an outboard amp with more power, like an Emotiva BasX A3 which will let you drive your front LCR trio at 140 WPC.
 

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You wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the cinema50 and the topping, in fact the topping would hard clip way before the marantz, probably sounding worse.
 
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slacki

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Oh, thanks, i thought its [email protected]
I never had a class-d amp and wondering if it would make sense to buy one from buckeye. I dont like emotiva that much tbh
 
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