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#78247 - 09/15/08 05:28 AM Re: 7125 or 7500?
nomoneybutgoodsound Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 164
Loc: Mission,BC
As mentioned by Xenonman and Gonk, the efficiency of your speakers will play a big part in your amp decision. But another factor is the common habit of upgrading. By going to the 200w/ch first, there is little room to upgrade the amp. But if your speaker choice changes, at least with the 7500, you'll feel confident that you have enough power. For example, if I recall correctly, Gonk changed his front 3 speakers to Outlaw but still used the 7500 to power them.

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#78248 - 09/15/08 08:10 PM Re: 7125 or 7500?
Meat Offline
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Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 24
Loc: McKinney TX
I tried both of the amps and decided on the 7500. I felt the 7125 was running hotter than I was confortable with. I also wanted the room to grow and felt the extra power gave me that freedom. Good luck with your decision, I dont think you will be sorry about buying either amp.
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#78249 - 09/16/08 02:47 AM Re: 7125 or 7500?
sourdough Offline
Deputy Gunslinger

Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 11
Thanks again outlaws for all the input. I'm leaning toward the 7125, but is over heating with it a real concern?

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#78250 - 09/16/08 03:26 AM Re: 7125 or 7500?
XenonMan Offline
Desperado

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2676
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
I use mine all the time at reasonable volumes and it never gets warm. Even at very high volumes it barely gets warm to the touch. With the Klipsch speakers, you are not going to draw the amount of power through the amp which you would with less efficient types. The amp does not overheat and I have mine in a closed cabinet. You won't be disappointed with the 7125.
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#78251 - 09/16/08 10:03 PM Re: 7125 or 7500?
Guido Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 06/22/06
Posts: 46
Loc: Northern Virginia
7500. Period. You will most likely change speakers and/or your room before you wear out the amp. You can never have too much amp no matter what volume you listen at. Ultra clean and quiet plus, the option of balanced inputs.
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#78252 - 09/16/08 10:32 PM Re: 7125 or 7500?
og33 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/07
Posts: 185
Loc: White Cloud, Michigan
Overheating has never been a problem with my 7125.
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#78253 - 09/17/08 05:01 AM Re: 7125 or 7500?
FAUguy Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 247
Loc: FL
My 7500 seems to get a little warmer than the 7125 did, but still able to touch it without being hot.

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#78254 - 09/18/08 03:52 AM Re: 7125 or 7500?
mookdoc6 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 65
Loc: Antioch Il
The 7125 is really a beast to me anyway. I honestly can't imagine what the larger ones would do other than break your freaking back...........

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#78255 - 09/19/08 03:15 AM Re: 7125 or 7500?
sourdough Offline
Deputy Gunslinger

Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 11
I'm still leaning towards the 7125 but not sure of the balanced amp thing. Is this really a factor? Before the NAD T762 I was running a NAD 2200 in 2 channel. Will the 7125 give me the same punch?

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#78256 - 09/19/08 03:24 AM Re: 7125 or 7500?
FAUguy Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 247
Loc: FL
In order to use the balanced XLR inputs on the 7500, your pre/pro also needs balanced XLR outputs.
I used the Outlaw 990 and 7500 with unbalanced MIT RCA cables for about 2 months, and then changed them to Oracle 3.2 XLR cables. Now that they've broke in a few weeks, I've noticed a difference.

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