I came across a Crown I-Tech 8000 at my dealers' store yesterday. The amp looks to be in great shape, and they'll guarantee it for 90-days. It may also be covered by a Crown warranty,,, but I'm not sure about that.
Last year, I was looking for one of these amps, in order to allow me to buy a pair of Yorkville TX9s subs. I couldn't find one locally, for under $3300. plus 15% tax, so I passed.
My dealer is asking $2500 for this one.
I'm a complete noob to powering passive speakers, so I'd need to know; what's so great about these amps? Is it the processing? Is it low-consumption, high-output?
What should I offer for this amp? I see a few "used" I-T8000's on-line, and most folks seem to be asking around $2500. I also get the impression that they're still very much in demand. If he hasn't sold it yet, I was thinking of offering $2k, then hanging on to it until I get the TX9s subs (or VTC NS9). That would most likely happen next year, but, it could happen sooner.