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    5.1 Amplifiers with Optical inputs

    PLEASE NOTE: this list is for informational purposes only. I HIGHLY recommend that you do some research on the amplifier that you choose to peruse. Search this and other forums, as well as using search engines to find reviews of the amplifier you intend to purchase, BEFORE purchasing it.


    If anyone has any amps they would like to see added to this list, please make a post following the basic format I have here and let me know!

    1. Hifonics Zeus ZX 5.1
    This amplifier appears to be discontinued. It can probably be found used.


    2. Phoenix Gold Octane-R R5.1MT
    This amplifier appears to be discontinued. It can probably be found used.
    Here is a link to the manual for this piece: http://www.n-core.se/products/PG/Oct...1MT_manual.pdf

    Specs are as follows:
    Front and Center Channels:
    100 watts x 5 @ 4 ohm stereo @ 14.4v (max power)
    50 watts x 5 @ 4 ohm stereo @ 14.4v (RMS power)
    18 watts x 5 @ 4 ohm stereo @ 12.5v

    Subwoofer Channel
    200 watts x 1 @ 4 ohm @ 14.4v (max power)
    100 watts x 1 @ 4 ohm @ 14.4v (RMS power)
    36 watts x 1 @ 4 ohm @ 12.5v

    This amplifier is only stable at 4 ohms. This amplifier will not work for situations where the system calls for a lower ohm load.

    3. Performance Teknique ICBM-5.1 5.1
    5.1 High Power Amplifier 2000W Max
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoding
    Pro Logic Decoding
    1-Optical Input
    1-Coaxial Input
    A-Aux Input (Stereo): Max 2 Vrms
    High Quality 24 bit ADC and DAC's
    Dynamic Range: >100db ( on decoder line output )
    Sub Speaker on/off switch
    Center Speaker on/off switch
    6Channel Level Control: +- 10db in 1 db step
    Master Volume control
    Selectable crossover filters: 40hz - 240hz in 10db step
    Stop band slope of LPF: 24db Octave

    Stats:
    Front / Rear / Center Power @ 2 ohms: 100 Watts x 5
    Subwoofer power @ 2 ohm : 360 Watts x 1
    Frequency responce: 10 hz - 30,000 hz
    THD: < 0.05%
    S/N: >120db
    Channel Separation: 80db
    Variable Low and High Pass Filters
    Fuse rating: 30A x 3
    MSRP: $599.99
    Please see here regarding this amplifier: Has any one used Performance Teknique ICBM 5.1 amp?

    4. Alpine MRA-D550
    The MRA-D550, 5-channel amplifier combines an amp and a multi-channel surround sound digital processor in to one unit.
    http://www.alpine-usa.com/en/product...model=MRA-D550
    Owners Manual:
    http://www.alpine-usa.com/images/pro...RA-D550_om.pdf

    FEATURES
    • 2-Optical Input
    • 4 Volt PreOut
    • Ai-NET and RCA Input
    • Amplifier Link Ready
    • Bass Engine&#174; DSP(6-ch Manual Time Correction, 31-Band Graphic EQ and Media Xpander)
    • Blue Power Indicator
    • DTS
    • Dolby Digital
    • Dolby Pro Logic II
    • Integrated Wire and Mounting Screw Covers
    • STAR Technology
    • Thermal Managment Processor
    • V12 AccuClass-D™ Design
    • Variable Turn-On Delay
    CEA-2006 Power Rating
    CEA-2006 Power Rating (40hm@14.4V = 1%THD+N), S/N 80dBA (Ref. 1W into 4Ohm): 60W x 5

    RMS Power (at 12V,20Hz-200Hz)
    Per Channel into 4Ohms (•1% THD+N) : 45W x 5
    Per channel into 4 ohms : 45W x 5
    MSRP: $900.00

    5. Alpine MRA-F350
    All you have to do is add an Alpine compatible source unit.
    http://www.alpine-usa.com/en/product...model=MRA-F350

    Owners Manual:
    http://www.alpine-usa.com/images/pro...RA-F350_om.pdf

    FEATURES
    • Crossover (HP/LP)
    • 5 Channel Operation
    • Adjustable Crossover (HP/LP)
    • Auto Overcurrent Protection
    • Bass Engine&#174;
    • Bass Management
    • Cross-Vented Chassis Design
    • DC-DC PWM Power Supply
    • Darlington Bi-Polar Outputs
    • Discrete Pre-Amp Stage
    • Gold Plated Power Screw Terminals
    • Gold Plated RCA Jacks
    • Gold Plated Speaker Terminals
    • MOSFET Power Supply
    • Manual Time Correction
    • Non-Fading Pre-Amp Output
    • Parametric Equalizer
    • Phase Selector
    • STAR Circuitry
    • Solid Copper Bus Bars
    • Subsonic Filter
    • Thermal Managment Processor
    • Top Mounted Blue LED Power/Status Indicator
    • Triple Darlington in Push-Pull Configuration

    CEA-2006 Power Rating
    CEA-2006 Power Rating (40hm@14.4V = 1%THD+N), S/N 80dBA (Ref. 1W into 4Ohm): 50W x 5

    6. Autosonik AA.6900 - 7690 068
    http://www.autosonik.com/asp/multime...PLIFIERS&ID=23

    Features: 6 channel amplifier with Dolby Digital, DTS and prologic processor built inside. Gain control, crossover control, OSD, remote control, IR sensor.

    A Google search of this amplifier yields the above link and a link to a thread in the MP3car.com forums. That’s it.

    7. Pioneer DEQ-P7650
    MOSFET 50Wx5. Multi-Channel Processor with Auto EQ & Time Alignment
    Features
    • Built-in DTS / Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / Linear PCM decoder
    • 6-ch. DAC
    • 5-ch. built-in amplifier
    • SFC for multi-channel source
    • Built-in 6-ch. DSP
      o 7-mode preset equalizer
      o 2-mode custom preset equalizer
      o Multi-Channel Auto EQ
      o Digital SFC (Sound Field Control): 6-mode (Musical/Drama/Action/Jazz/Hall/Club)
      o Digital listening position selector
      o Auto Time Alignment
    • Optimum sound for car environment
      o Dynamic range control
      o Optimum down-mix for normal speaker layout
    • Bulti-in crossover network (L/R)
      o Crossover frequency: 63/80/100/125/160/200Hz
    • High-voltage preout (5V)
    • IP-Bus input/output
    • 6-ch. RCA preouts
    • A/V inputs
      o 2 RCA Audio inputs
      o Dual optical inputs for DTS / Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / Linear PCM
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    Autotek MM5.1

    The replacement model to the Zeus. Fully available. I have one!

    Hmm, what do we have here? Is that a new 5.1 amp???

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    I simply cannot find any solid information for this amplifier. I google it and I only come up with two links, both to mp3car.com.

    I can't even find it on the Autotek web site.

    I'd love to add it to the list, but if it's not even avaliable to end users, we can't quite add it just yet.
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    get it girl for bringing organization to this site.

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    Alpine amps need a controller. There are about 8 supporting head units that I know of.

    i was wondering if the information was going to be pulled out of that thread and made into a nice sticky. THis is great. Looks like we have a couple new options from Alpine and Pioneer.

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    The Performance Teknique ICBM amplifier supports DTS decoding as well.

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    Which of these units would be best suited for a system not utilizing a head unit?
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    most all of them.

    What's your budget for something like this piece?

    What are your needs? Do you need full functionality? Full tunability?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    most all of them.
    What's your budget for something like this piece?
    What are your needs? Do you need full functionality? Full tunability?
    Most all of them?? - Hmmmmm, would that mean that the one Alpine unit is the only one requiring a head unit out of the 8 listed? Perhaps someone else could be more specific and mention which of these do, rather than don't.
    I'm not sure knowing what my budget is will help in answering the query since it appears that there is a limited number of 5.1 units accepting optical in.
    Needs?? - Need a clean sounding 5.1 channel amp that's not going to be competing in any competitions but give me the best quality 5.1 sound.
    BTW, is that Focal Amp 5.1??
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    what about dts?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajscomp372 View Post
    The Performance Teknique ICBM amplifier supports DTS decoding as well.
    The ICBM-5.1 has Dolby Digital 5.1 ch Decoding
    Doesnt say anything about DTS
    $264

    The Alpine MRA-d550
    http://audiovideodimension.com/index...5&currency=USD
    Has GOT DTS
    $564

    The Hifonics zx8000
    http://www.caraudioimage.com/index.c...Product_ID=656
    $238
    also very cheap - but how do I connect it to my soundcard? 4 + 1 rca cables? doesnt say that it got optical....
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