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ATI AT1502

bmwuk

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I have been looking at used amps on various places including eBay. When I was using eBay I "watched" various amps from Rotel, Parasound and ATI.

Well I was cooking today for my 10 other family members so I was occupied. My wife uses my eBay account from time to time. Well what I had not realized is that an amp, the ATI 1502, that I was watching ended soon on the auction. I had zero intent to buy anything because I was told no more upgrades until next year. My wife called me from upstairs in the house we were at and asked if I wanted that amp since it had 0 bids. She let me know she'd buy it for me.

Long story short. I should have a 150W x 2 amp in my possession in a week. This will drive the LR mains for now but now I need a 5 channel later down the road. Anyone have experience with this amp? It is an awkward shaped amp as well.
 

Razz

Well-Known Member
Wow, you just bought it not knowing about it?

How much did you spend????

There are a few of us here who have, and love ATIs amps.
 

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
Wow, you just bought it not knowing about it?

How much did you spend????

There are a few of us here who have, and love ATIs amps.
I know ATI is quality so no issues there. $300 was the starting bid and zero bids. finally got action but won at $325.
 

Razz

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wow!!!!
Great buy!!!
What are you going to run them to? What are you L/R speakers?
BTW, that 1502 is super quiet, clean, and has a ton of headroom. That is a kick-ass amp!
I happen to have 2 ATI amps myself.

As I remember, that 150w rating is a conservative one. It should bring out the most of your speakers!

Hey @rammisframmis , is that 150w per channel about right or was it even a bit more?
 

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
wow!!!!
Great buy!!!
What are you going to run them to? What are you L/R speakers?
BTW, that 1502 is super quiet, clean, and has a ton of headroom. That is a kick-ass amp!
I happen to have 2 ATI amps myself.

As I remember
How many drinks were in her when she was on FleaBay?
Zero drinks. I had been up since 5:45 am cooking for the family. So maybe I was being rewarded. I cook for my girls, my in-laws and my wife's brother's family
 

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
wow!!!!
Great buy!!!
What are you going to run them to? What are you L/R speakers?
BTW, that 1502 is super quiet, clean, and has a ton of headroom. That is a kick-ass amp!
I happen to have 2 ATI amps myself.

As I remember, that 150w rating is a conservative one. It should bring out the most of your speakers!

Hey @rammisframmis , is that 150w per channel about right or was it even a bit more?
Wonderful to hear. I have Revel Performa3 F206s which are 88db sensitivity.
 

Towen7

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Staff member
Moderator
Zero drinks. I had been up since 5:45 am cooking for the family. So maybe I was being rewarded. I cook for my girls, my in-laws and my wife's brother's family
I hope you appreciate the rarity of a reward system like that. I won’t try to one-up you with the time I spend cooking (I’d been working on today’s lunch since 8:30 last night ... just sayin) and my wife would NEVER even consider buying me an amp.
 

rammisframmis

Well-Known Member
Hey @rammisframmis , is that 150w per channel about right or was it even a bit more?
Yes, the amp will put out almost 200 watts. The 1502, 1504 (which I own) and 1505 were bullet proof amps which will outlast the Zombie Apocalypse. The only maintenance item I can think of in them is the filter capacitors which might dry out with age and heat if the amp was in a confined space. Generally though, if the amp powers up and doesn't have a loud buzz, the caps are OK.
 

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
Yes, the amp will put out almost 200 watts. The 1502, 1504 (which I own) and 1505 were bullet proof amps which will outlast the Zombie Apocalypse. The only maintenance item I can think of in them is the filter capacitors which might dry out with age and heat if the amp was in a confined space. Generally though, if the amp powers up and doesn't have a loud buzz, the caps are OK.
Chingon!
 

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
I hope you appreciate the rarity of a reward system like that. I won’t try to one-up you with the time I spend cooking (I’d been working on today’s lunch since 8:30 last night ... just sayin) and my wife would NEVER even consider buying me an amp.
I'm guessing brisket. Correct?

Maybe your wife is just tired of your s***. :moon:
 

Razz

Well-Known Member
@bmwuk
Seriously, that amp is old but sooooo good. Dead silent floor noise.
What are you running those beautiful speakers with now?
 

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
@bmwuk
Seriously, that amp is old but sooooo good. Dead silent floor noise.
What are you running them with now?
Just a Yamaha TSR-7790 receiver. Yep. Nothing special. It is fine sort of. But my LCR are hungy for power at 88db sensitivity and I'm pushing 7 channels. My rears are older Paradigms but they don't need a lot. However I want to swap them for Revel bookshelves. The front soundstage are hogs IMO. Hell I'd like one bridged for my massive center. But I have no room right now. Reworking everything is going to cost me. I can't offset a rack due to space constraints.
 

jamhead

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Excellent buy! I have the ATI 1802 for my Dynes and agree with Razz’s comments. You’ll love it.
 

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
Who....me?

About 7 years ago.
I think @Razz may have meant me. Not sure though. Delivery is expected Thursday for the amp. I have already ordered BJC RCA cables which typically come in two days from Wahington, so Wednesday most likely
 
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