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I have a NAD 275BEE amp and a NAD375BEE pre-amp running into a Omage 6 Zone speaker switch. I have been running at 3/4's volume or 3:00 o'clock and after a couple of hours it is now kicking out and th

I was thinking of buying another 275BEE amp and bridging them but didn't want the added expense.I was also going to put a fan on it and maybe try a Niles 6 zone switch.

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    Garth Loga Dec 12, 2014

    I am going to try a Saga at 350 watts per channel, hopefully it's good quality. It's around the same price and specs of the QSC QX5. Thanks for your help.

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Turn the volume down a tad and you should be ok. I would suggest getting a larger amp, bridging can cause some interesting problems and has an impact on the dampning.

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    Garth Loga Dec 11, 2014

    What would you suggest?

  • Gil Shultz Dec 12, 2014

    Consider a commerical amplifier such as a QSC. you can get great quality for less bucks and they will run at your power levels. You may need connecting it into your system they are normally balanced inputs. Your combined speakers may have to low resistance for it. It is a very nice unit,

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    Garth Loga Dec 12, 2014

    Thanks for your help, I found a Saga in Canada with similar specs to the QSC QX5 so hopefully it solves the problem and sounds as good as the NAD.

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