Post by johnnybravo on Jun 9, 2014 15:00:16 GMT -5
I had been wanting the Musical Fidelity HT-600 amp and I finally found one that was hardly used at a great price. I like the fact that each channel has its own power supply. Has anyone compared the HT-600 to a UPA 500 and if so, what was your impression of both?
Both products are from relatively small vendors. It's not likely you'll find a UPA-500 owner who happens to post on the forum who've compared the two. Each channel having it's own amp sounds nice, but it's not real difference. Emotiva has one, but unlike most products, they accurately list their power output with all channels driven.
The HT-600 lists 112W at 8 ohms and I imagine that means every channel since they're all powered the same, so it would have more power than the UPA-500. If you only need 80W/channel, then I'd go with whichever one is cheaper. If you need more, I'd compare that HT-600 to the higher level Emotiva.
The HT600 has independent power supplies. Depends on the price you are getting but I would side with the MF.
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