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AMP200 High Current 2x Channel 125W Each Channel, Class A/B Toroidal Transformers Amplifer, 2, 4 -8Ω ETL and CE Certified

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Features & Specifications

A team OSD favorite, the AMP200 is a high current 2-channel amp with loads of features. This amp lets you home run (directly to the back of the amp) two pairs of speakers or 4 speakers total. Since it's high current, you can add up to 4 pairs of speakers (8 speakers total) by adding OSD speakers selectors such as the DSM4. Rated at 80 Watts per channel at 8 ohms, the OSD-AMP200 is overload stable so it’s ideal for use anywhere clean power is needed. It also includes a dual source switching circuit. When you connect two independent sources number (say your iPod and a TV in another room) source one takes priority when it is active. When source one is turned off, source number two comes on. Note: You cannot play two sources simultaneously. For this feature you need a multi-channel amp like our MX1260. Step-up features rarely seen in amps of this price range include a built-in voltage meter, and front mounted volume and balance trim controls.

High Performance, High Current Power
Rated at 80 watts per channel at 8 ohms, and stable down to 2 ohms, the OSD-AMP200 is overload stable so it's ideal for use anywhere clean power is needed. It also includes a dual source switching automatic circuit. Step-up features rarely seen in amps of this price range include a built-in voltage meter, and front mounted volume and balance trim controls.

AMP200 offers 80 watts RMS per channel of power, with bridgeable outputs for up to 250 watts RMS. A, B, or A+B speaker selector switches make managing connected outputs easy. And a signal-sensing power on feature lets the amp power up automatically when you power on your source.

Automatic Source Switching
The AMP200 can automatically switch between connected sources, thanks to a priority signal-sensing feature. So if you have your iPod connected to input 2, then decide you want to watch a movie, when the DVD player connected to the main input 1 is turned on, the AMP120 will automatically switch to that source.

A variable delay control lets you adjust the amount of time needed to "listen" for a signal from your main input, between 3 and 15 seconds, so things like gaps between CD tracks won't accidentally switch your inputs.

Works with Smartphones, iPods, and Other Portable Devices
Use the AMP200 to connect your Smartphone or other portable music device (as long as you have a headphone jack.) The AMP200 includes two RCA signal level inputs marked as red for right and white for left. Using an RCA-to-mini stereo cable (sold separately), plug the 3.5mm stereo connector into the headphone output of your iPod or other portable device, then connect the RCAs to one of the inputs of the AMP200.


Other Product Info

The OSD Audio AMP200 is a powerful, high current amplifier for home and pro-installation applications. It is a high current (2 Ohm Stable), two channel power amplifier, which is overload stable. It is ideal for use as a remote amplifier, or as a single or dual zone amplifier with a built-in meter.



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50 Questions & 51 Answers
from San Diego asked:
January 13, 2020
Will this power (2) OMSUB-200 and (4) RX550?  

1 Answer
Hi Andrew:

Technically if you have an OMSub200 connected to a pair of RX550 Rock Speakers connected in parallel, it will create a 4-ohm load. That would be connected to Speaker A. The second OMSub200 tied to the second pair of RX550 for Speaker B output would create another 4-ohm load. This combination wired in parallel would create a 2-ohm load. Only the AMP300 and AMP200 are two-ohm stable and could handle such a load. Daisy-chaining each Sub and pair of Rocks makes this possible


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on January 15, 2020

from Houston asked:
September 8, 2019
My A/V receiver doesn’t have a preamp output. I’m currently using the 2 channel zone 2 to power my outdoor speaker and new more power. Running 2 Polk Rci8 and Niles  RS8.  So how does the speaker input work with AMP200. 
1 Answer
Hi Steven:

I am trying to duplicate your setup, where we connect an AVR to the AMP200 to confirm it will work for you. I would hate to send you a 24-pound amplifier without confirming. The Speaker Level Input feature has been available for years, but less than 1% would take advantage of the application. So we are trying to verify either way. What model AVR do you have, I think we have a Yamaha AVR we will be testing on the ZONE2 High (speaker) Level output?


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on October 14, 2019

from Fresno, CA asked:
May 19, 2019
a couple of years ago I purchased two OS790 Omni Directional speakers and hooked them directly to my Yamaha receiver.  They barely produced and sound, I'm guessing because they were underpowered.  Is the AMP 200 a good amp to power my two OS790 speakers as well as two AP650 patio speakers for my backyard pool area?
1 Answer
Hi Kevin:

I am curious, when you mention connecting directly to your Yamaha Receiver, was the Yamaha a Home Theater Receiver? What is the model number of the Yamaha and were you connected to a Zone 2 output or channels 6 and 7 of a 7.2 Receiver? The AMP200 will definitely help with your output especially if you add the AP650 to Speaker B. The two pair wired in Parallel (one pair to speaker A and the other pair to Speaker B) will create a 4-ohm load and increase the current draw and double the output of the amplifier.

Good choice: 


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 21, 2019

from Miami, FL asked:
January 28, 2019
Hello! Is it possible to bridge Speaker A (8 ohm load) and at the same time play throught Speaker B output with a 4 ohm load? The house had pre-installed speakers in two contiguous zones: 4 speakers on one zone (wired for 8 ohms) and two speakers on the other zone (4 ohm load).
1 Answer
Hi Alan: Part one of your question: You can only Bridge Speaker A output only, Speaker B is not available. You can use Speaker A and B together if connected in stereo. Now regarding your application, I am assuming you have two pairs of 4-ohm speakers wired in series(for an 8-ohm load) and that you have another pair of 4-ohm speakers playing off the speaker B. The AMP 200 will allow you play this configuration, The AMP200 is stable down to 2-ohm. I believe the amp would see a 2.6-ohm load. Which would draw plenty of current from the amp when playing both A and B together (in a parallel connection). Even better going with the AMP300. "Scotty, I need more Power." TL/5389
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on January 28, 2019

Harry Savage
from Louisiana asked:
September 27, 2018
Help please ! I have a boat house approximately 5,000 sq. ft. in size. Basically, this is a large covered deck over water. I am using a Denon AVR 1802 to power 4 Klipsch speakers, 50 watt each at 8 0hms. We mostly use an ipod , sometimes the radio. I am up grading to 4 Klipsch AW-650's at 85 watts each for the main listening area, and moving the 4 smaller Klipsch speakers around. I am also adding a svs 2000 subwoofer or Klipsch equal . I would also like to up grade the receiver. What would you recommend to drive all these speakers and sub? would like the 4 650's on one volume control and the smaller ones paired up on different volume controls. Any recommendations on subs, sources and wiring diagrams appreciated.
1 Answer
Hi Harold: The ideal components for your system would include the following: Preamp-1; preamplifier, XMP300; power amplifier and SSVC4; 4 zone speaker selector. I have sent info and system wiring diagram directly to your email address from Please review and let me know what you think. TL/5220
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on October 3, 2018

from SoCal asked:
September 16, 2018
Hello there. I'm getting my backyard completely redone and looking to run 3-4 pairs of Kicker KB6000 8ohm 75rms150peak(Was looking at the AP525 to). I was thinking of using this amp and a SSVC4 or 6 to control the volumes to each area. Example being the patio speakers being louder than the pool area. Would something like this work? If not, what else would you suggest. I wouldn't mind some bass either without breaking the bank, but I know that can be tricky outside. Thanks!
2 Answers
HI TC: The AMP200 is the number one choice for your application. You can not go wrong with either the Kenwood Speakers or the AP525. But check out the AP650 with the 6.5" woofer like the Kenwood KB600. Note both the AP525 and AP650 feature a unique mounting bracket that both swivels and tilts for more install flexibility. Also, note the frequency response for both the OSD AP speakers goes lower than the KB600. Both the AP525 and AP650 feature our highest rated outdoor cabinet with an IP6X (100% sealed from Dust). Regarding the SSVC4/6 with built-in Impedance Matching Volume Controls the difference is the SSVC4 has Dual source with individual dual source A/B switch per zone. The SSVC6P has a dual source as well but has a master A/B switch so you can either play only all speaker A or all speaker B. Not sure if the dual zone is all that important or having 6 zones versus 4 is the key (note adding a second zone also means adding a second amp). The other alternative to the SSVC4/6 is the DSM4/6 speaker selector along with external OVC300 outdoor Impedance matching Volume Controls. Some people like having a volume control located near each pair of speakers they will control. Lastly, regarding potential subwoofer(s) check out the new SMP500 and GLS8 in ground sub. You could start with one GLS8 to see if that is enough coverage. The SMP500 will drive two GLS8 (a 4-ohm load when wired in parallel). Please let me know what you think; I can provide you with a wiring diagram if needed. TL/5205
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on September 23, 2018
HI TC: One other note regarding the AMP200. You should also consider adding our OSD Pre-One Preamplifier. It is the perfect addition to the AMP200. It features four selectable inputs, control knobs for Bass, Mid, Treble, and Loudness. Plus Mono and low-frequency knobs. But the real key is the 1.5V output gain controlled by the Master Volume Control. TL/5205
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 23, 2018

from Rochester. MI asked:
September 8, 2018
Hello, I purchased a model house that came with 6 ceiling speakers and 3 wall volume controls, as they had ambient sound in 3 places. I would like to understand what I need to make it it all work, receiver, or anything else. Thank you,
1 Answer
Hi Luis: The AMP200 is a good start, then add the DSM4, 4 zone Speaker Selector and last but not least the Pre One Preamplifier. Start by connecting your first volume control related to the first pair of speakers to area one. The second volume control and the second pair of speakers connected to zone two and then the last volume control and third pair of speakers connected to area three of the DSM4. Now connect the AMP200's Speaker A to Source A of the DSM4 Speaker Selector. I am assuming that you have Impedance Matching Volume Controls that will handle your protection. If so, you will need to make sure that the Protection switch on the back panel of the DSM4 is disabled/turned off. The last component, the Pre One, Preamplifier is a perfect addition to the AMP200 providing the front end control including master volume, bass, mid and treble control knobs. It also has four source inputs including one for phono and features a 1.5Volt output. There are multiple source options you can select to connect to the pre one including Alexa, Google Chrome Cast or even SONOS Connect. The Pre One uses an RCA patch cord to connect to the AMP200 (line 2 input). Please contact me if you need additional clarification, Note: The DSM4 includes an additional zone for you to expand to four zones. You would need to add a fourth Impedance Matching Volume Control as well. TL/5199
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on September 9, 2018

Joe Rizzuto
from NY asked:
September 5, 2018
I'm looking to upgrade my outdoor sound system.I would like to purchase your AMP200 and want to make sure i'm pairing it with the right speakers. i will be using mostly an IPAD OR IPHONE to stream music. i wpould like to use your AP850 OUTDOOR PATIO SPEAKERS, i pair of them for now maybe 2 pair later on in the back of my yard about 30 ft away. Currently on my deck i have a pair of 61/2 in. outdoor speaakers 150 watt 4 ohm. and connected to those a small pair of 40 watt 4 ohm speakers fora suround sound effect(.If those are too small i can get larger ones). Will this configuration be ok? And the best way to hook them up. can i use A for the deck and B for the yard.also i would like to have the ability to raise the volume in the yard and have it lower on the deck can you recommend an outdoor volume control that will work for me, and the recommended guage of speaker wire i should use. thanks!
1 Answer
Hi Joe: The AMP200 is an excellent choice to drive the pair of AP850 (speaker A) and you can connect the Speaker B to your other pair of speakers with the odd second pair for the surround. The three pairs will generate a 2.6-ohm load which is good for the AMP200 since additional power output is a good idea. Also, check out the Pre One preamplifier which will give you front-end controls and up to four inputs. Plus 1.5V increase to the AMP200 is ideal for getting more power from the AMP200. It also adds a Base, Treble, Mid, and Loudness control knobs. Also, think about adding volume controls and speaker selector if you expand beyond the three pairs. You will have plenty of power to grow your system with the AMP200/Pre-One combination. TL/5195
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on September 12, 2018

Kent Johnson
from Oklahoma asked:
July 29, 2018
Can i power 3 omni subwoofers or do they have to be in pairs of 2
1 Answer
Hi Kent: The AMP200 is a Full Range amplifier and unless you are using subs with internal crossovers it would not be the amp for you. And even if you are dealing with subs with internal crossover there are better choices especially since we added our SMP500DSP sub amplifier. But typically you can connect two 8 ohm subs in parallel and see a 4-ohm load which the new SMP500 will handle. The real key is to take the SMP500DSP and connect 4 each of OMNI subs in Series-Parallel so the Amp sees a nominal 8 ohm but has the horsepower to run all four speakers. I believe we are even adding an SMP1000. So no on the AMP200 and possibly on the SMP500DSP either for 2 or 4 subs. We ran 8 subs off the SMP500 last year running in groups of 4 in series-parallel for two 8 ohm sets then in parallel, so we had a 4-ohm output. We called it the wall of Bass so I know it can be done. TL/5136
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on August 3, 2018

from VA asked:
June 11, 2018
I'd like to run my one pair Boston Acoustics VR975 through this and wanted to be sure it is an appropriate match?
1 Answer
Hi James: This is a great match for your single pair of Boston Acoustics. It would even be a better choice to power two pairs of your Boston Acoustics VR975. It is a High Current Amplifier that is 2-ohm stable. Two pairs of 8-ohm speakers played at the same time in parallel creates a 4-ohm load. It features a High Power Toroidal Power Supply, all discrete components, Plenty of internal Capacitance and Ample internal Heat Sink (one of the reasons it weights 24 pounds) to help dissipate the heat generated by the higher current draw at the lower impedance demands. Think about adding our Pre-One Preamplifier to create an Integrated Amplifier package. The new Pre One has a1.5MV gain on the output plus four inputs including a dedicated Phono input with built-in Phono Pre-amp. Great choice. TL/5048
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 17, 2018

from Kona hawaii asked:
May 31, 2018
When running two pair of speakers on the amp, can the volume be controlled for each pair separate? Can A be louder then B?
1 Answer
HI Kevco: There are master level controls on the back but just for right and left separation on Speaker A versus Speaker B. In order to control the volume you might consider adding a Volume Control for both A and B. The Volume Control is an attenuator that adds no gain but in fact turns your sound down by diverting signal to the Autoformer. These are the Impedance Matching Volume Controls like our indoor Rotary style (SVC), Slider style (VMS) or Rotary knob (OVC-Outdoor). There is a trade off for adding Impedance Matching protection where the frequency response is not as wide. So we do have Resistor based Rotary and Slider style that does not have Impedance Protection but a wider frequency response with no high or low end roll off. These would be better for your application since the AMP 200 has no problem with a 4-ohm load that happens when you play speaker A and speaker B at the same time. Check out the VKR120. TL/5018
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 1, 2018

from Ohio asked:
May 26, 2018
I need an amp to power 6 outdoor speakers - Yamaha NS-AW150BL 2-Way Outdoor Speakers - 120 watts maximum power capacity, 35 watts nominal. I think they are 6 ohms. These six speakers are each spaced about 50 feet apart in a straight line along my property line - each speaker is in a "birdhouse" and 5 ft. off the ground. I (will) have buried a total of 1000 ft of your 14 Gauge 2-conductor Oxygen Free Burial Rated In-Wall Speaker Cable CL3(JA-14-2-500). I currently buried 500 ft for four speakers and have conduit in the trench to fish more wire through, in order to add another pair - this final pair would require about 500 feet. Since I have not bought this wire yet, what gauge would recommend and what gauge would fit the amp's terminals? I bought 14 Gauge thinking I would be using a cheap speaker selector and its terminals didn't accept 12 gauge. But now I plan to use an amp and not use a speaker selector at all. I want to be able to play all six at the same time, LOUD. My goal is to drown out a neighbor's barking dogs when needed. There's a 10-acre yard between us and the dogs are just loud enough to annoy us - not super loud... Probably won't be playing music, just some kind of natural sound, probably streamed from YouTube. What amp do you recommend? I will have a dedicated receiver for this purpose only but not sure what receiver I will use yet - I have a new Pyle Stereo Amplifier Receiver 200 Watt (PDA6BU)(Max Power Output: 200 Watt at 4 Ohm) or my old Yamaha Receiver HTR-5640. Hopefully one of those would work? Btw, I am not at all an audiophile - "ohms" is like a foreign language to me...
1 Answer
Hi Daryl: I believe the AMP300 would be your best bet for your application. I would also suggest adding our newest updated Pre-one preamplifier for two reasons. First, the Pre_one now has a1.5 Volt output which is three times increase in signal strength to the Amplifier (the AMP300 in this case). Even though the AMP300 has a Stereo/ Bridged Mono switch you are limited to a single 8ohm pair of speakers when in the bridged mode. Your application calls for a mono signal since your speakers are a minimum 50 feet apart. The AMP300 is stable down to 2 ohms. So you can connect three pairs of 8-ohm speakers for a 2.6-ohm connection. The Yamaha at 6 ohms maybe a bit of a challenge but I believe it should still work. The Pre One features a stereo-mono switch. So the signal into the AMP300 would be a full range for both the right and left channel outputs. So you would connect two pairs to the Speaker A and one pair to Speaker B. You would connect both right and left channels. Neither the Pyle nor Yamaha have the stereo or mono switch. The Pyle does have a preamp out so can be connected to the AMP300. The Yamaha does not appear to have pre-amp outs. The 14 AWG should work perfectly throughout. The AMP300 will accept up to 12 AWG. And accepts banana plugs. I would have recommended our AP650 for your application as well. Let me know if you need clarification, TL/5008
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 29, 2018

from South Carolina asked:
April 30, 2018
I am currently running an Onkyo receiver with a powered Zone 2 built in. From Zone 2, I have about 150ft of wire running to an OM SUB200. Off the sub, I have 4 speakers, 2 off each satellite feed wired in parallel. There is a FS525 followed by RX640 on each line. If I wanted to turn off the power on the receiver for Zone 2 and add an amplifier, would this be the correct fit for the layout?
1 Answer
Hi Darren: The AMP200 would be a perfect am,p for your application. Connect the AMP200 to the Pre AMP Zone 2 output to the ONKYO. Connect to the Line 2 input of the AMP200. Then speaker A out to the OMSUB200. Sounds like you already have the FS525 and RX640 connected to the output of the OMSUB200. The AMP200 is a High Current Amplifier that is 2 ohm stable. Technically you are connecting three 8 ohm loads in parallel with the two pair of speakers (frogs and rocks) and the OMSUB200 which would produce a 2.6 ohm load. You will definitely get your monies worth. TL/4945
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 3, 2018

from Raleigh asked:
April 16, 2018
Can I use this amp to drive a single pair of speakers (Bowers & Wilkins AM-1s) with a mono signal? My source is a Sonos Connect which outputs a stereo signal. I'd like to hook the Sonos Connect output up to this amp, and convert the stereo to mono for driving two speakers. Will that work?
1 Answer
Hi Justin: The only issue I see is the Mono signal you want for each speaker. Even though you have a Mono-Stereo switch on the AMP 200 it is critical that the output (the two positive from Speaker A) see an 8 ohm load which would work with one speaker only. By adding the second speaker in parallel from speaker A output it would become a 4 ohm load. Not advised for bridged output (You can only bridge one output, 8 ohm critical). I am assuming you want mono signal so you can place the B n Ws farther apart than is recommended for stereo. One option would be to add our Pre One pre amplifier after the SONOS and before the AMP200. The Pre amp allows you to change the signal to mono before it gets to the AMP200 and you hook up the speakers right and left as normal. The Pre amp also provides knobs to adjust High-Tweeter, Mid range, Low-Bass and Loudness compensation as well as 4 sources including Phono input. You also have a master volume control as well and can add a microphone mix. Another idea would be to add a second pair of B n W outdoor speakers providing more coverage and could be in stereo (or mono with the Pre one). The key here is that the AMP200 really likes to drive 2 pair of 8 ohm speakers so it operates at 4 ohm load increasing the output power (from 80W to 125W). You could do it in stages moving the initial pair closer and running in stereo and pre wiring for a third and fourth speaker placed outside the initial two. You would wire right, left, right and left. Note if you do add the Pre One, connection to AMP200 would be to the Line 2 input. If you need further clarification, TL/4912
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 17, 2018

from Woodland Pk, N.J. asked:
February 16, 2018
Looking for a real good sounding setup for my backyard, playing mostly music off my i phone. I like a lot of volume and bass. My budget would be under $1,000. Can you recommend a good setup ?
1 Answer
HI Rich: The best outdoor coverage comes with more speakers. But every application is different, that is why we invite you to submit either a hand drawing or even a Blueprint if possible. And you can not send enough images of the different angles . Just up load to our Upload Your Plans link on the site. We will supply you with ideas including the best possible layout and bang for your buck. You have taken the first step by giving us a budget. You can also send it directly to me at It helps to supply a timeline as well and idea what sources you might want to use and let me know what equipment you might already have that you would like to use. TL/4803
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 16, 2018

from Louisiana asked:
February 11, 2018
Hi.. I only want a simple bedroom setup .. so this shouldn't t be a complicated question :) After 30 years away from from listening to good music through a good home stereo setup, I'm planning to put together a simple system to listen to my favorite CDs and vinyl in my bedroom (14ftx18ft approx). Thought about this amp, with your preamp. 2 good bookshelf speakers and a subwoofer. Sometimes I'll use headphones (Grado Sr60). Gonna add a turntable later when I can get hold of a good one. Basically, Im a budget minded audiophile. I love stuff like Steely Dan and any well engineered rock album or CD. I thought the 300 might be overkill.. but maybe the 200 is too. What do you think?
1 Answer
Hi David: You had me until we got to the Headphones. Neither of these components feature a headphone jack. We are currently developing a new step up pre amplifier with IR remote control and possible Headphone Jack. I will verify. The AMP300 is an excellent choice otherwise for your application. It is a true High Current Amplifier featuring a Powerful Toroidal Power Supply, Plenty of Internal Capacitance, All discrete components (no Ic's in Audio section) and ample internal Heat sink. It is 2 ohm stable. Fully complementary output devices are mounted to the internal heat sink. Note: The AMP200 has the same platform design just less power. TL/4793
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 12, 2018

from TN asked:
February 7, 2018
I have six zones pre-wired. one zone has 4 sets of ceiling speakers, and 5 zones have 2. there is a splitter already and all zones can play at the same time. I had an old sony amp for surround sound that was previously installed but quit working, and i'm looking to replace the amp. can you help?
1 Answer
Hi Andy: Either the AMP 200 or AMP300 would work for your application. Both have the same platform just the AMP300 has double the power. You should look at adding our OSD Pre One Pre amplifier to give front end control to match your SONY Receiver. You could add a Amazon Dot/echo or Google Chrome-cast or really splurge and add a SONOS Connect for streaming content You can control from an app on your phone. What is the Brand and model number of your speaker selector? TL/4785
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 8, 2018

from TN asked:
January 8, 2018
I have a Denon AVR- 1804 with an LFE output which I have been using to pass the split mono signal (split with y cable to L&R) signal to a Crown XLS-202 Amp. The Crown amp has been powering 2 TIC GS-50 Omni outdoor dual voice coil passive subwoofers.. The dual drivers on each sub are rated at 250 watts at 8 ohms. I have been running both subs, the DVCs wired in parallel for a 4 ohm impedence at 200 watts per channel with good results, but I would like to add 2 more of these DVC Subs for a total of 4 DVC subs. Is there any way to power all four of them with this Amp200 power amp alone, or would I need both power amps to accomplish this?
1 Answer
HI Bill: I would recommend going with the AMP300 versus the AMP200. It is closer to performance of the CROWN Amp. Both are High current amplifiers which are 2 ohm stable and feature true audiophile discrete components (no IC's in signal path, large toroidal power supply, plenty of internal capacitance and Ample internal hest-sink to handle the current demand and accompanying heat. AMP200 good choice, AMP300 much better TL/4736
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 15, 2018

Rob S.
from Burbank, CA asked:
October 26, 2017
Hi. I have pre-wired my house for 8 zones. 6 regular stereo zones. 2 of the zones are actually split, one speaker to a bathroom, the other to one of the kid's bedrooms, this times 2. I hope that wasn't a bad idea. Each zone has wiring for a volume control. All leading back to the laundry room where I will have the equipment. So, is the AMP200 a good choice? Would AMP120 be underpowered? While I have you, would the DSM8 be a good speaker selector choice? My source A will be an Amazon Dot. My source B will come from the living room stereo to hear the TV, Turntable etc. As far as volume controls, is the VMS60 okay or do I need the VMS100? For speakers I was looking at the ACE600. I don't want them too huge, but I want them to sound decent, but audiophile isn't necessary. Thanks in advance.
1 Answer
Hi Rob: The AMP200 would be a minimum that you would want for your setup. And to do two source properly you would need 2 of them but you can start with a single amp to start with but would be limited to listening to either the Dot or the equipment from the Living room Receiver. The AMP200 features automatic source switching between two sources with input #1 taking priority over line 2 input. The DSM8 features Dual Source (dual Amp) switchable per zone (A or B). Always go with the biggest Impedance matching Volume Control so either the VMS100 or even VMS300. So lastly, are you saying you actually have six zones with two of the zones splitting between two rooms? Did you run four conductor to each (I hope) and not 2 conductor to each so right channel to the bathroom and left channel to the kids room as an example; please confirm? You may be able to go with the DSM6 versus the DSM8. Look at the ACE640 over the ACE600, a little better components and a true second order crossover. For the bathrooms take a look at the ICE800TTWRS ( a weatherproof speaker) or the MK690TT (which trim-less design would match the ACE640). let me know if I can be of further assistance... TL/4611
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 27, 2017

Joe Lepera
from Ontario, Canada asked:
September 18, 2017
I bought 4 of your rock speakers (RS670) rated for 150W max at 8 ohms. Can this unit run all 4 seamlessly?
1 Answer
HI Joe: This is a great choice for both Amplifier and Speakers. Run one pair off speaker A and the second pair of Speaker B. No problem running both at the same time. Amp is 2 ohm stable. You could easily run three pair at once. TL/4565
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 21, 2017

from PA asked:
July 25, 2017
When using this to power multiple pairs of speakers through a speaker selector, do you just use the speaker A outputs? In that scenario, how much power is actually getting to each speaker (assume 4 pairs of 8 ohm speakers) ??
1 Answer
Hi Ray: Yes you would connect to either speaker A or Speaker B. In some cases you could connect the speaker selector (depending on the speaker selector and how it is configured) to Speaker A and still connect a single pair the Speaker B. Regarding the question of output per channel there are several factors involved to determine what that would be. What Speaker Selector you are using, Are you using Impedance matching Volume Controls either internal or external or are you using a simple Speaker Selector like our IS4 with internal protection. I do think the AMP200 will have plenty of output for most anything you can connect to it. And if you think you might still need more then go with the AMP300. TL/4484
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 27, 2017

from NC asked:
June 7, 2017
Does it work with an audio source that will feed the RCA in with 2.0V RMS
1 Answer
HI Bruno: There is no limitation on input signal. Typically the higher the input the the better especially when you have adjustable Master Gain controls on both the AMP200 and AMP300. It allows you to turn the gains down on the AMP which is much more effective versus having a lower input and then have to overdrive the internal gain controls. You have greater headroom available to you. It is like adding an additional pre driver to your signal path. Typically when you add a good pre amplifier to your system you are looking to increase in input signal to the amplifier like you are doing. TL/4408
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 8, 2017

from Toronto asked:
May 11, 2017
Hello, Can this amp run both speaker A and speaker B at the same time (8 ohm load)? My AMP 100 when selecting speaker A, speaker B button pops up so both (speaker A & B) can not be run at the same time.
1 Answer
HI Tom: The AMP100 (AudioSource) like our AMP120 are chip amps which we do not recommend running both speaker A and B at the same time since the amp like to see only an 8 ohm load and the two pair A+B are in parallel lowering the impedance to 4 ohm. So we purposely design the buttons so you can not push both in at the same time. You can but we do not recommend it. The AMP200 is another amplifier all together that is true High Current Amplifier which is stable down to 2 ohms. You would have no problem connecting two pair to Speaker A and adding a third pair to speaker B and playing all three pair at once. The amp would see a 2.6 ohm load. As the impedance drops the demand for current increases. Higher current means higher temperatures and the AMP200 features ample internal heat sink to absorb and dissipate the extra heat. The AMP200 weighs 24 pounds versus 9 for the AMP100/120. To top that the sound quality is a night and day difference. The AMP200 and AMP300 are true High Current Audiophile Amplifiers. Great choice... TL/4354
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 13, 2017

jim zarr
from portland or. asked:
December 19, 2016
A lot of money for just watts, do you have a model with a tuner?
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Hi Jim: This is a true A/B audiophile Sound Quality Amplifier. It features a Large High Power Toroidal Power Supply typically found in much more expensive amplifiers. It also has substantial internal capacitance and uses nothing but true discrete components; no IC's in the studio section. It is considered a High Current Power Amplifier which increase the amount of output current as you lower the impedance. Note it is 2 ohm stable. It is really meant to run at 4 ohm to get your monies worth. It will drive three pair of 8 ohm speakers in parallel (for a 2.6 ohm impedance). It contains plenty of internal heat sink where the Fully complimentary Bi-Polar output devices are mounted directly to the metal. It weights more than 24 pounds nearly three times as much as the AMP120. I tell people connecting the AMP200 at 8 ohm is like buying a Corvette and driving it at 35 miles an hour on the freeway (in your case the I5 or 205). This has been a real workhorse for us. It is the number 1 amplifier I recommend in the Upload Your Plans System Designs. Great Choice TL/4150
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 21, 2016

from San diego asked:
February 5, 2016
Since your Amp300 is out of stock I'm looking for another option for my application. I want to use the amplifier for a whole house distribution. I have 4 volume controls with 1 pair of speakers connected to each and one volume control connected to 2 pair of speakers. They are all 8 ohm 100 Watt max speakers. I just purchased your ISSSB speaker selector. Can I use the AMP 200 in this application instead of the AMP300?
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Hi Joe: Yes the AMP200 will work fine for your application. The AMP200 like the AMP300 is a High Current Power Amplifier. Normally when using a standard amplifier you would set your Impedance Matching Volume Controls setting to 8X on all 5 Volume Controls for your 6 pair of 8 ohm speakers (5 zones). But the High current amplifier will allow you to set them to 4X so you will get more output. Note, the impedance matching volume controls do not turn off when you rotate the knob so you have no audible sound coming out of the speakers. That is why it is a good idea when you are not listening to a zone or zones you want to use the on/off switch on the Speaker selector to turn the zone/room off. Good choice, you will not be disappointed TL/3692
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 8, 2016

Bryan Capener
from Utah asked:
January 15, 2016
Hello, I am trying to wrap my mind around setting up a 4 zone set up. I am looking to use a speaker selector with built in volume control. Would this amp the AMP 200 be the a good choice for my system. The speakers are just standard type and nothing super fancy. They run at 130 watts maximum power capacity, 40 watts nominal. Arethere any tips on the amp set up? Attached is the speakers I am wanting to run. Thanks Bryan
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Hi Bryan: The AMP200 would be an excellent choice along with our SSVC4 4 zone speaker selector with internal volume controls and dual source capability. Your picture shows four speakers. Typically a zone would consist of a stereo pair per zone. So do you have four more speakers for a total of eight speakers or stereo four pairs. Both the AMP200 and SSVC4 have stereo connection, right channel (+/-) and Left channel (+/-). I would be more than happy to provide you additional information on wiring and setup. One small question regarding your picture, you show a spool of speaker wire, is it CL2 or CL3 rated? I am assuming these wires will run through a wall at some time so that is important. It should say on the label. TL/3661
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 22, 2016

from Philadelphia, PA asked:
November 23, 2012
I am really interested in this amp but am confused. I have three pairs of Polk Patio 25 speakers that are 8 Ohms and 150W that I would like to power with this amp. All six speakers will be on at the same time. Can this amp effectively power these 6 speakers or do I need an amp with more channels? If so, how do I need to wire the speakers and is there any other equipment that I need?
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Hi Chris, This amplifier will have no problem driving three pair of speakers. We suggest connecting two pair to Speaker A output (in Parallel, Positives to Positives and Negatives to Negatives) and the third pair to Speaker B. With only Speaker A playing, the two pairs in parallel will create a 4-ohm load and increase the output of the amplifier from 85 watts a channel to 125 Watts a channel because the load increases the current demand. Add the third pair of speakers to Speaker B and play both at the same time and you increase the current demand some more. This High Current Amplifier features a large Toroidal Power Supply, ample internal capacitance, all discrete components and a large internal heat-sink to handle the increased current demand from the 4- to 2-ohm load. It will also provide audiophile sound quality when using all discrete components in the audio section. There is a reason why this amplifier weights and costs almost three times as much as a chip amplifier. Other features include Automatic Source Switching, separate Right and Left Master Gain controls and three options for turn on (ON, Auto Sensing or 12-volt trigger). You will not be disappointed with this amplifier; it is a great choice! TL/MA -1401
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 23, 2012

from Norwalk CT asked:
August 28, 2012
Is this amp powerful enough to power 8 pairs of speakers with volume controls connected to speaker selector?
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Hi Wojtek, There should be no problem. Just use impedance-matching volume controls. We also recommend using our DSM8 and disabling the protection circuit of the speaker selector. Make sure you set the volume controls to 8X. You can also set them to 4X for more power out of the AMP200. You could even utilize two DSM4 speaker selectors (again defeat protection). Connect one DSM4 to Speaker A and the second DSM4 to Speaker B. Be sure you set impedance-matching for all volume controls settings to 4X. TL/MA 1261
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 28, 2012

from New York asked:
August 9, 2012
I just connected this AMP to a SONOS Connect and set the amp up for "Auto Sense" mode. The music plays fine but when I stop the music or even remove the RCA source cables all together the AMP never goes to standby. Does anyone have an idea as to why?
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Hi Judd, Here’s what’s happening. When you switch between 12-volt trigger (and it goes instantly to red, stand-by mode) then auto sensing and power on to blue, you will hear the amp click internally. This is normal operation. The 12 volt is a hard-wired trigger so it instantly goes to stand by. The way the auto sensing works is that it takes between 6 to 15 minutes to go to stand by; otherwise, you might have the amp constantly going back and forth between On and Standby, depending on the music. If you were listening to classical music, it might click on and off several times. Try it again but see how long it takes your unit to go into standby. Our AMP200 on the test bench took exactly six and a half minutes. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 10, 2012

from NY NY asked:
July 16, 2012
Would this amp work to run 4 outdoor Bose 251 speakers?
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Hi Val, Yes, the AMP200 would be able to power your two pair of BOSE 251 speakers. The owner's manual rates the speakers at 6 ohm and states they will work with either a 4 or 8-ohm amplifier. If you are just powering these two pair of speakers, connect one pair to Speaker A and the second pair to Speaker B. The AMP200 is a High Current Amplifier that will have no problem supplying plenty of power to drive the BOSE to their fullest potential. We would also recommend using our OSD CL3-rated 14/2 (2 Conductor 14 gauge) Speaker Wire to get the most current to the speakers. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 17, 2012

from Texas asked:
January 21, 2012
Is this really a four channel amp? Can it play four different sources independently simultaneously (80x4) for bi-amplification configuration?
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Hi Geofferey: No, this is not a true four channel amplifier based upon your scenerio. It is a two channel amplifer that has a choice of A, B or A +B speaker output. The dual source feature is an automatic switching circuit. When you connect two independent sources number one takes priority when it is active. When source one is turened off source number two if active comes on after a short delay (adjustable 3 to 15 seconds). Then if you activate source number one again it comes on instanly. So you can only play one source at a time. You also have theoption to connect speaker level for one of your sources. Another key to this amplifier it is a High Current Amplifier that is 2 ohm stable. You could connect three 8 ohm speakers in parallel to one of the speaker outputs (A or B) or connect two pair of 8 ohm speakers in parallel to each speaker output (A + B). This is a true audiophile amplifier featuring a large Toridal Power Supply, ample Capacitance and large internal Heatsinks typically found on more expensive amplifiers. Add to that the unique features including the three turn on options (On, Auto/Music Sensing or 12 volt trigger) you have flexible amplifier providing great performance and value TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 22, 2012

luiz cocozza
from orlando, Fl. asked:
February 27, 2018
Hi is this amp made for ooutdoor use, is it weather resistent?
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Hi Luiz: No it is not meant for direct exposure to the elements, you would need to keep it in a dry secure place. You might have issues with weather and humidity found in Orlando. TL/4819
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from Inverness, FL asked:
November 6, 2017
How do I connect a subwoofer to the AMP200? George
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HI George: There are two ways depending on the options available to the Subwoofer you are planning on using. The first connection is to connect your sub woofer to the Line 2 output of the AMP 200 featuring two female RCA connections for right (red) and left (white). This is called a signal/line (low) level or Pre Amplified. This is connected to the stereo inputs of the sub woofer. It is obviously a full range signal that is sent to the sub woofer, not LFE controlled (Low Frequency Effects) that you would associate with a sub output of an AVR (Audio Video Receiver). Note; the output of the Line 2 is limited to the input of Line 2. It essence it is a pass through of whatever is connected to Line 2 input. There is no signal from Line 1 input. The second option actually affects both line 1 and line 2 output. It is where you connect to the Speaker B output to a Powered sub woofer that has a speaker (high) level input. Use when line level outputs are not available from your receiver, pre-amp or power amp. Your existing stereo speakers can share these terminals allowing you to add bass to any stereo or home theater system. Do not use if Line level Inputs are connected. You could connect your speakers to Speaker A and your Sub woofer to speaker B. I hope that makes sense... TL/4624
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 16, 2017

from Waterloo asked:
October 30, 2017
Weight? Dimensions?
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Hi MK: Here are the dimensions: 16 1/2" W x 4 1/4" H x 14" D Weight: Gross Weight: 35 lbs. Net Weight: 27 lbs. TL/4615
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 8, 2017

from Tampa Fl. asked:
June 4, 2017
I would like to use my onkyo stereo receiver as a pre amp. Would this be a good choice, I have a multi room speaker selector with 4 sets of 8 ohm speakers
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HI Edward: The Onkyo amplifier will work fine as long as the Speaker Selector you are using has internal impedance matching protection. You did not mention using impedance matching Volume Controls. Which model/brand speaker selector are you using? What are the four pair of speakers you are using as well? Also which model is the ONKYO Receiver? TL/4403
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 5, 2017

from VA asked:
May 2, 2017
1 Answer
Hi Chester: This is a true audiophile High Current Amplifier that is stable down to 2 ohms. No problem driving a pair or even two pair of 150 Watt speakers. Your CD player will plug directly into the Input #2 using Unbalanced RCA stereo patch cords. The amp features automatic Source switching so you could have both a CD player and iPod, iPad or even laptop connected to the second input. The amp is a workhorse and can handle what ever you throw at it. This amp in 8 ohm is like driving a Corvette at 35 miles an hour on the highway. So throw a second pair connecting to Speaker B and play both at once dropping the impedance down to 4 ohm. You notice there are a stereo left and right master gain control on the back. You will not be disappointed, remember all amps are not created equal. TL/4343
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 8, 2017

from Dallas, Tx asked:
April 30, 2017
I'm the average Joe trying power my music in the house and by the pool using the same source. I have a 6 zone speaker selector with volume control but I still can't get much volume to outside speakers, ( I'm only using 5 at this time and 3 sets are outside) Can I hook my Air express directly into this amp and the speaker selector and get the power I need to the farthest speaker which are Niles rock speakers about 100ft away from the source?
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Hi Vickie: When you mean the same source are you connecting the Speaker Selector to a Zone 2 speaker Level output from a Audio Video Receiver. If this is the case then you can purchase whether a AMP 200 or Amp 300 to connect to the Zone 2 Pre amp output of your AV Receiver. Then you could still have your Airport express connected to the receiver. You can also start from scratch and use our AMP200 or 300 and connect directly to your speaker selector. You could then connect the Air Port Express directly to the AMP200/300 using a 3.5mm to RCA adaptor cable. I am assuming your Speaker Selector is a Niles unit as well with switchable protection on the back. The switch gives you four options; 1 pr, 2 pr, 3-4 pr and 5-6 pair. Even though you are powering 5 pair you can set the selector to 3-4 pairs so you get more output from the AMP200/300. Let me know if there is anything else I did not cover: TL/4339
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 8, 2017

from West Palm Beach, FL asked:
March 26, 2017
This unit has no sub out. Can I use the line level output to a sub amp?
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Hi Vinny: The AMP200 has two input Lines; Line 1 input and Line 2 input plus line 2 output. You can connect the sub amplifier to the line 2 output but you must use line 2 input since only the signal from Line 2 input is passed through to Line 2 Output. Note: If you are using sub woofer amplifier like our OSD SMP250 you can connect the AMP200 using the Speaker B output (if available) to the speaker level inputs on the SMP250. Then the sub-woofer can play either from Line 1 input or Line 2 input. TL/4274
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 31, 2017

from NY asked:
February 14, 2017
Is this the same amp? Sure looks like it.
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Hi Joe: The OSD Amplifier has the identical features as the AudioSource unit. Both are High Current Amplifiers. The AudioSource changed the cosmetics to include front panel LEDs and and three way indicator ring around the power button. We added the two power meters to our version. Performance is identical. I know since I was at AudioSource when they made the change to a different supplier. OSD worked with the original supplier to create the same amp for them. I have since joined OSD. Our biggest advantage here is we work directly with the end user like yourself and have a much better understand of all its features and applications. TL/4218
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 20, 2017

from Arkansas asked:
February 9, 2017
I don't understand. The amplifier page lists this as AMP200 High Current 100W RMS x 2 Channel while the specs say 200 watts per channel. The AMP300 says AMP300 High Current 150W RMS x 2 Channel and those specs say 350 watts per channel. I'm looking at both the AP840 and AP850 (pair). I'm just as confused on the speaker specifications. Why is the frequency range on the higher priced AP850's 45Hz to 22kHz while the AP840 is listed at 30Hz to 22kHz so it would seem both handle 200 watts peak but the cheaper AP840's have better bass response? Are these typos?
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HI John: The actual specs are in each owner's manual. The AMP200 is 80 watts at 8 ohm 125 at 4 ohms and 200 W at 2 ohm 250 Watt Bridged Mono (8 ohm) AMP300: 150 Watts at 8 ohm 235 watts at 4 ohm 350 watts at 2 ohm 470 watts Bridged Mono Technically you can drive three pair of 8 ohm speakers in parallel off the output of the AMP200 or AMP300 (2.6 ohm load). You can drive a 2 pair off speaker A and 1 pair of of speaker B and play both A and B at the same time.You could drive all three off Speaker A but could not use Speaker B. Both these amplifiers are High Current (needed to play at 2 ohm) total discrete components, ample internal heat sinking and lots of internal capacitance. On the AP 850 versus AP 840 the Frequency Response on the AP 850 should be 37 Hz versus 45 Hz, technically a broader frequency response 30 vs 37 Hz but the AP 850 is a better sounding speaker that also features a 70V option. By far our best 8" 2 way patio speaker. TL/4212
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 20, 2017

from Tucson, AZ asked:
February 3, 2017
I have the AMP200 and am currently using it to power my 2 front speakers in my 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos setup. I'm considering adding your OSD IWS10 or IWS88 to my setup and removing my bulky subwoofer. Would the AMP200 be able to power the subwoofer in addition to my 2 front speakers? Also, which subwoofer do you recommend of the two noted? The location would be lower front left corner of room approx. 12' from seating. Thank you for your help!
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Hi JR: Good question, but I do not believe the AMP200 will help you out. Plus placement of your sub woofer can be critical. The advantage of the bulky sub woofer is you have the ability of determining where the best location (for most bass) is for your room being it is a self powered dedicated enclosure. Of course since you already have it you can place the bulky sub in front of the location you are planning to install the sub in the wall and see how it sounds compared to its original location. The problem with the low frequencies is the size of the sign way that can create dead zones in the room. Which is one of the reasons most receivers have two sub outputs (not to just sell you another sub). So if you can determine the location to add an in-wall sub will work. You will need an external dedicated mono sub amplifier complete with crossover, gain and phase control to power it. The latest craze is to have one sub connected to sub 1 output and a second sub connected to your center channel. I am assuming you are using the AMP200 for Right and left front and the external amplifier for your center channel. This would leave a pre amp connection for your center channel to output to your powered sub or external sub amp with a in-wall sub like our IWS10. Both the Pre amp and speaker level outputs are hot at the same time. on most Receivers (check your owner's manual to be sure). If you don't have the owners manual you can easily download one on line. Hope that was not too confusing, if you need additional help you can contact me at TL/4205
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 18, 2017

from California asked:
January 21, 2017
I'm still confused after the answer to ChrisJ from Philadelphia. If I wanted to run 4 pair of 8ohm in-ceiling speakers all from this amp, is that possible? If two pair were wired in parallel on each output, would that demand 250w total from the amp? And if the max output is only 200w, that's going to be a problem.
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Hi Nate: Good question, this amplifier is considered a High Current Amplifier that is 2 ohm stable. It features a High Output Toroidal Power Supply, Plenty of internal capacitance (able to supply and recharge stored current) all discreet components and Ample internal Heat sink to help dissipate the heat generated by the current demand. It weighs in at 24 pounds. I said it can handle three pair of 8 ohm speakers which would be a 2.6 ohm load. It will not handle 4 pair in parallel unless you use either a high power speaker selector or speaker selector with impedance matching Volume controls. You could use an impedance matching Volume Control on on two pair and connected to Speaker output A and a second two pair on a impedance matching Volume Control connected to Speaker B. Both Volume Controls would need to be set to 4X. This amp is built to run at 4 ohm load all day long. If you want to run it at 8 ohm it would be like driving your corvette at 35 miles an hour on the highway. TL/4192
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 27, 2017

from Harrisonburg, VA asked:
December 19, 2016
How is the amp effected by cold temperatures? It will be placed in an outdoor patio area that is weatherproof, but not heated during the winter months. Will I need to unplug it to carry inside when it gets below freezing? What if a small heater was used to keep the space above freezing, would that matter?
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Hi Jay: Are you planning to use the amplifier during the cold months? Is that why you might want to provide heat to its location? If is a choice of sitting out in the cold and you do not plan to use it than I would suggest bringing it inside. I do not think Virginia gets that cold for extended periods so if you are planning to use it all winter you can get away with out heating it. Good luck TL/4149
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 27, 2016

from Kansas asked:
November 7, 2016
Hello, i will be using the AMP200 to power the front L and R of my 7.2.4 Atmos speaker layout. How should i set the Master volume on the back and the front panel volume before starting my calibration? Thanks!
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Hi Drew: Connect the AMP200 (Line 2 input) to your two channels (Front Right and Front Left Speaker pre amp outs) and turn the volume knob on the front panel to max all the way clockwise. This knob works like a Volume Control where you are turning the volume down ( attenuate the volume). It does not add gain. Then adjust the volume level on your receiver (the other channels not connected to the AMP200)Set the volume levels for the two front channels to match the volume levels of the other channels. Now adjust your left and right master gain levels turning them clockwise to a level where it sounds like your are clipping, then back it off slightly. Turn your front panel volume level to 12:00 o'lock (halfway). Now you can start your calibration so all the channels will be calibrated. Good luck... TL/4114
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 10, 2016

from Jupiter, Florida asked:
July 12, 2016
I am interested in running 2 pairs of 8-ohm 75w omni-speakers with this amp. At 4-ohms it looks like it has the power to do this. Would I hook all four speakers to speaker A (or B) rather than 1 pair to A and 1 pair to B in order to create this load? Or what would be the best configuration to maximize this system. The speakers will be outside on the pool deck, and there is a decent amount of ambient noise I need to overpower. Thanks.
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Hi Mike: Whether you run these speakers together out of a single set of outputs (either A or B) or run each pair of speakers off it's own set of outputs (one pair to A and second pair to B) they are in parallel and when playing both pairs will be closer to a 4 ohm load and draw more current. You also have the flexibility to drive one pair at at time or both together. You will have plenty of output either way. Good choices TL/3981
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 14, 2016

anthony hendrix
from detroit,mi asked:
July 8, 2016
at my bar, is it possible to have one input source ; a juke box and the second input source ; the output from from my dj equipment, output to4 speakers on my patio
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Hi Anthony: It is true the AMP 200 features automatic source switching so you can hook up two sources but you are limited to listening to only one at a time. Not sure that will work for you application. Another idea is to purchase two AMP 200, one for the Jukebox and a second one for the DJ Mixer. Then add a SSVC4 which is a dual source four zone speaker selector with internal Impedance matching volume control with independent A or B source switch per zone. You could configure the SSVC4 to power 3 pair of speakers in the bar and on the outdoor area drive the two pair of speakers of a single zone of the speaker selector. You could add your TV audio as a second source to the First amp with the Jukebox. Now you could play either your Jukebox or TV output inside the bar while your band plays outside. You could even pipe in the band throughout the bar as well as outside at the same time. Our SSVC4 is popular for bars where everything is controlled in central location (typically behind the bar). I would be more than happy to provide a wiring diagram if this sounds like something that might work for you. Feel free to contact me at TL/3973
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 9, 2016

from katy texas asked:
July 7, 2016
will this amp work with (4)or 2 par of 4 ohm speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Christopher: Both the AMP 200 and AMP 300 are capable of driving your two 4 ohm speakers. Connect one pair to the Speaker A and the second pair to the Speaker B. Both of these are High Current Power Amplifiers that have the High Output Toroidal Power Supply, High Capacitance, all discrete components and ample internal heat-sink. Plus Separate Bi-Polar output devices per each speaker output. These amplifiers are built for your application. Oh and did I mention audiophile Sound Quality with plenty of Headroom and no listening fatigue. Good Choice TL/3972
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 9, 2016

dana dalrymple
from PENNSYLVANIA asked:
July 4, 2016
i have 2 4 ohm speakers, seeing how this is 2 ohm stable, can i "safely" run one on speaker A and one on speaker B in bridged mode. it works that way but just want to make sure im not going to blow something at higher outdoor volumes. thank you
1 Answer
HI Dana: The Bridged mode only utilizes the single Speaker A Left and Right Positive outputs. The only way you could use the Bridged output is to wire the two 4 ohm speakers in parallel the amp should see an 8 ohm signal but get three times the output of the stereo 8 ohm output. TL/3967
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 5, 2016

from Seattle asked:
June 17, 2016
I am trying to determine whether this amp will be sufficient paired an OSD SSVC6-D 6-Zone Speaker Selector feeding four (2 pair) Yamaha NS-IW280CWH 6.5" 3-Way In-Ceiling Speakers, four NS-AW150WH 2-Way Indoor/Outdoor Speakers and two Yamaha NS-ICS600 60w+60w RMS Speakers? Or do I need the amp 300?
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Hi Steve: The AMP200 would be good, but the AMP300 would be better. You have 2 in-ceiling pairs both 8 ohm, a pair of Outdoor patio speakers rated at 6 ohm and two single stereo in-ceiling 8 ohm speakers. The 6 ohm speakers count as 1.5 8 ohm speakers when calculating the Impedance settings. So you would be at 7X or set to 8x to be on the safe side but with the AMP200 and even better AMP300 you keep the internal (default settings on the SSVC6D ) to 4X. That way you would run closer to a 4 ohm load and get much more output on the AMP300. Good choices... TL/3939
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 20, 2016

High School Baseball
from Canton, MI asked:
April 30, 2016
I need to power a total of 4 Klipsch AW-650 speakers that are mounted at a high school baseball field (big space and need clarity at high volume). We only need to handle 2 inputs: a microphone to introduce the team and an iPod to play specific music. Can you recommend an amplifier with enough power to maximize the speaker sound - but as simple as possible to switch between the 2 inputs (AMP200?). Whichever you recommend, would you please also include the preferred settings to maximize performance of the two inputs. Thank you.
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HI The AMP 200 is a great choice for your application. It features Priority Source switching between two inputs. I am assuming you have the microphone with a transmitter with RCA outputs so you can connect directly to the Input #1 of the AMP200. Then connect the IPod to Input #2. When Input 1 is activated like when you key the mike it comes on instantly cutting off Input 2. Input 2 has a delay before it comes back on (adjustable from 3 to 15 seconds). In this case I would think you would want the delay set to the max 15 seconds to avoid it switching back to input 2 prematurely. You would connect a pair of the Klipsch 650 to Speaker A and the second pair to Speaker B. This is a True Audiophile High Current amplifier with plenty of output and great sound. And you will have great match for your Klipsch Speakers. Check to see what your connections are on the microphone. The RCA would be labeled as Unbalanced connection. TL/3851
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 4, 2016

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