American Audio VLP-1500, Professional Power Amp
American Audio is not a company typically associated with consumer hifi, but in the pro audio circuit, it is a well-known and well-respected brand. With beefy toroidal power supplies, simple and easy-to-use controls, and always BIG power to drive demanding commercial loads with ease and clarity, these amps are a huge bargain on the used market.
The VLP-1500 power amp features 500 watts per channel, RMS, into 8 ohms. That's a lot of juice. Bridged mono, power triples to 1500 watts RMS into 8 ohms. AND, the amp has dynamic headroom to spare in either configuration with a damping factor of 300. Yes, 300. Most amps have a damping factor around 80-100. Distortion is very low: 0.1% THD at 1kHz at full power under load. This amp displays hi-end specs, and comes at you at a beer budget.
This example is in near perfect condition inside and out and plays perfectly.
Demos are encouraged in Lawerence, MA
$199 (plus applicable shipping and/or sales tax)