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Selling my Earthquake Cinenova Grande 5 Amplifier. Original Owner.
This amp is an absolute beast! 300+ wpc X 5 channels with all channels driven. Cosmetically perfect..not a single scratch. Has both balanced (XLR) and RCA inputs to suite your needs. One of the very best upgrades in our HT ever!!!!!!!

As a fair and honest seller there is one point to mention here with respect to one of the channels. This amp produces a faint hum through all speakers when the room is dead quiet and the amp is on..this is normal....and you need to have your ear very close to the speaker to even here it. However...one channel is louder than the others and requires additional grounding. I use a simple thin speaker wire from the negative post to the RCA input to quiet this. Rest assured that this is only noticeable in a dead quiet room....and with the additional grounding all but disappears. There is no issue at all when this channel is delivering to goods to the speaker. I personally confirmed this issue with tech's at Earthquake. I use a surround speaker on this channel. As a result of this slight imperfection I have priced it accordingly.

Local pick up only at this point. This thing is like 140+lbs when boxed in the custom crate that Earthquake supplies. I will consider meeting you anywhere in the state of CT as well.

I have the custom made crate from Earthquake, owners manual, and power cable. I will also include a very nice slab of granite that I use under the amp.

Power Per Channel (all channels driven)

8 ohm load,per channel: 300 watts RMS @ < 0.01% THD
4 ohm load,per channel: 600 watts RMS @ < 0.04% THD
2 ohm load,per channel: 750 watts RMS @ < 0.1% THD

Dimensions = 9 1/4" high x 18" wide x 21" deep

Weight = 110 lbs.

Looking for $1500. (that's less than $1/watt)

Specs from here.. http://www.earthquakesound.com/cng_5.htm

EZXS amplification blocks:
Detachable monaural amplification blocks (15A capability), totally independent; each with its own power supply circuitry and pre-amplification stage. For ease of service, each block can be individually removed and serviced, without the need to dismantle the entire amplifier.

Fully buffered variable filters:
Each block features a built-in low pass/high pass variable filter; the fully buffered filter has a range of 20 Hz to 5 kHz. A 3-way switch controls the operation of the filter; with a simple flick of the switch, each amp can run in full range, low pass, or high pass mode.

Fault indicators: Each block is equipped with two (10 amperes) fuses designed to protect and monitor the voltage of operating rails (+/-). Each fuse carries its own fault LED indicator that illuminates when the fuse is burnt.

High-pass / low pass variable filter:range 20 Hz to 5 kHz (one/ per channel)

High-pass / Fullrange / Low: pass: operation via 3-way switches(one switch per channel)

Features
Modular, monoblock configuration
4 kVa transformer that has five secondaries
XLR and RCA Input Jacks
Built-in Adjustable Crossover for Bi-amping
5-Channels
5-way binding posts
FFI Fused Fault Indicators
EZXS amplification blocks

PM with interest or questions.

Dave



You can the see the additional grounding on the 2nd channel (Brown RCA). I have a very thin speaker wire going from the negative terminal to the rca.
 

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Awesome deal... :T

I owned one of these a few years back and it is a brute force amp indeed.

Seems like they were retailing for $4400-4500 back then... this seems like it would a great deal for someone. (I am no relation to Dave :innocent: )
 

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Does it have gain controls of some kind? I didn't see any in the pics.
Nope..no gain controls . However...each channel has a high-pass / full range / low pass operation via a 3 way switch (one switch per channel). There is a dial below each switch allowing you to go from 20 Hz to 5KHz.

In most cases you leave the switch at Full Range.

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Awesome deal... :T

I owned one of these a few years back and it is a brute force amp indeed.

Seems like they were retailing for $4400-4500 back then... this seems like it would a great deal for someone. (I am no relation to Dave :innocent: )
I very much agree with Sonnie here!!!!:bigsmile:

:T

It is a BEAST and thensome!!!!!
 

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DACS4,

I am interested in possibly purchasing your Amp. Would you consider an offer? I own 2 of these amps and two channels are bad in one. i am trying to decide which option will be cheaper. fix it or replace it. Could you also share the town in Conneticutt as I will have to figure in trucking costs.

Thanks!

waynem
 

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DACS4,

I am interested in possibly purchasing your Amp. Would you consider an offer? I own 2 of these amps and two channels are bad in one. i am trying to decide which option will be cheaper. fix it or replace it. Could you also share the town in Conneticutt as I will have to figure in trucking costs.

Thanks!

waynem
Milford, CT 06460
I believe about 140lbs in the crate.
 

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All I know is, I want to see what the buyer does with all that POWER! I'd dream up some crazy sub-surround sound with five infinite baffle mounted exodus 15's or something
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I just purchased a home that has an existing home theater. it came equipped with the two earthquake amps, a sunfire theater grand III processor, custom speakers, and a boxlight projector. it was hooked up with a 9.2 surround setup. A couple of the speakers weren't working and one had a bad hum. Thats when we found the two bad channels in the amp. It does shake the room even with only 8 channels. I still haven't decided which way I'm going to go Dave. Hoping to complete some wiring and equipment upgrades this weekend and see if I can live with a 7.1 setup for a while. Littlle cash poor after buying the home.

Wayne
 

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I just purchased a home that has an existing home theater. it came equipped with the two earthquake amps, a sunfire theater grand III processor, custom speakers, and a boxlight projector. it was hooked up with a 9.2 surround setup. A couple of the speakers weren't working and one had a bad hum. Thats when we found the two bad channels in the amp. It does shake the room even with only 8 channels. I still haven't decided which way I'm going to go Dave. Hoping to complete some wiring and equipment upgrades this weekend and see if I can live with a 7.1 setup for a while. Littlle cash poor after buying the home.

Wayne
Hey Wayne,

Congrats on the home and the setup..sounds awesome!!!! I'm really surprised this hasn't SOLD yet...there is some interest for sure. Good luck with everything and let me know if this works into your plans.

Dave
 

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This is one excellent amp so I too am surprised it is still available. If it was closer to S. California I would have to consider it myself.

If it is no trouble could you get me a quote to ship to a commercial address in San Dimas, CA 91773. I probably shouldn't be asking but I have a hard time turning down good deals.
 

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This is one excellent amp so I too am surprised it is still available. If it was closer to S. California I would have to consider it myself.

If it is no trouble could you get me a quote to ship to a commercial address in San Dimas, CA 91773. I probably shouldn't be asking but I have a hard time turning down good deals.
Sure can...will get back to you.

Dave
 
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