@jaymark I believe current is more important than watts. The CODA #16 being prime example.
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I am debating the 8 vs the 16. I am curious how my fellow audiophiles park an amp as big and heavy as the 16. Just get a couple of young strong kids to lift it and set in a spot not to be disturbed? Set it on a stand with wheels that lock? I have to get it downstairs so once off the pallet a couple of us would slide the box down the stairs, I think. I have a PassLabs X250.5 and that is the biggest heaviest amp that I have any experience with.
Thanks in advance for any advice on this query.
I'm sort of in the same boat as you, I've been setting up a new room but it's upstairs instead of down. Carrying the stuff from my car to the house was becoming a pain-literally, because as luck would have it I kept pulling my back just before a new piece of gear arrived. I bought a little wooden dolly from Harbor Freight for like $20 bucks and it made life so much easier, now I just roll that baby right to my door step and then I try and grab a neighbor to help push the box up the stairs, this has worked out great so far.
I'm currently trying out the No 8 and though I only have about 48 hours total on it I have to say it is shockingly good.
@johngp I did not realize until I looked up the weight on my PassLabs X250.5 that it is virtually the same weight as the Coda 16. So, I can grudgingly manage the weight and size. I have been torn between the 8 and 16. My audiophile disease is so bad that if I get the 8 and it sounds superior to any amplifier that I ever have owned, I would after a while lust after the 16 cause it is probably better. Ouch. Anyways, I will save some money by going meterless. No way those cool meters are worth the upcharge. And the meters on my two Pass Labs amps do not work. No harm, no foul I guess.
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