Powerful and strong ss amp at low cost.

I am looking for a used ss amp with 200+ wpc at 8 ohm, which is built like a tank, internally and externally.
Hafler DH500 would be an ideal choice. Which models would be similar to DH500 in its quality, ruggedness, and price?
Here you go.... very powerful and at an excellent price.

here is the link that Rossman tried to post :


There are a lot of choices, but I guess the next question is what do you consider low cost ?

Here are a few to look at :




There are a lot more choices out there and maybe you just need to search the ads and see what interests you and falls in your price range.
Try a McCormack DNA-0.5 or Marsh A200 (or A400).

Parasound. Incredible build quality for the price.

Try the HCA-2200, or HCA-2200 II.

Conservatively rated at 250W/ channel, high current.

They come up for sale on 'gon quite often.

Or if you really want some serious power and spend a bit more then the HCA-3500, 350W/ channel, 90 lb. beast.

4004 MKii

I've owned both the Acurus A200 and A250. Build quality is outstanding, rugged as hell. Sound quality? A tad hard but it depends on the application. Probably as good as you'll find in your price range.
Many thanks.
I will look for some of those suggested -- Aragon, Parasound, Acurus, ... I would not care much about the sound quality since the amp would be mostly for playing background music.
Here ya go:
Samson Servo


Behringer A500
There is a Sony n9000es listed right now. It's a very well built multichannel amp but it has a 200wpc stereo mode. Worth considering!

Aragon 8008bb, Parasound A21, Musical Fidelity A308cr, Meridian 559 or 2-557 bridge,
Lots of good choices here. My pick: Sonographe SA-400. Conrad-Johnson quality at a budget price.
One of the best low cost SS amps I've had in my system is a B&K. Don't let the low price fool you. These are very good pieces and on the used market are a great bargain.

The added bonus is that they really sound pretty good, so don't let price be your only guideline.
Under a grand Adcom, BK are good choices
Innersound ESL
Ilcho, I have a DH-500 sitting right next to me, unused, if you are interested. I'd say it is cosmetically 7/10(being really critical), but in perfect working condition. I have used to it to drive a pair of subwoofers for ~4 years without any problems at all, but the last year I haven't had any use for it.

Shoot me an email through A'Gon if you are interested.
Aragon too.
Adcom GFA-555
Do any of these amps allow the connection of two sets of speakers (A or B)?

Check out AVA amps - all you're looking for - powerful, built like tanks inside and out - even look like tanks - just add tracks and a turret! Great customer service AND prices for what you get.

Carver TFM series. Lots of power. Not really built like a tank, but that was the point - tons of power from a lighter design. It did not need a real big transformer.
Look at Emotiva DOT com
The monarchy monoblocks should be considered, they were excellent at RMAF