Stereo Amp Recommendation ~$200

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  1. Matt Stone

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    My parents want me to buy them a good stereo amp for 100% music listening and have around a $200 budget. I know this is a pretty small budget, but I was thinking bang-for-your-buck stuff (NAD, perhaps?). Anybody have any thoughts?
     
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    Are you willing to buy used?
     
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    Used NAD would definitely be a good choice.

    Do they need an FM tuner? If so, a stereo receiver migh be a better choice and your price range should be in the right ballpark for most.

    If they don't need an FM tuner, an integrated amp will easily be a better choice. New, will be tough to swing one in that price range though, so you would be looking used most likely.
     
  4. Matt Stone

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    Used doesn't bother me in the least. That's a good point about the FM tuner. They'll definitely need one.
     
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    How about a refurbed HK 3480 from their direct store or their ebay auctions?
     
  6. Frank A

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    Are you looking strictly for an amp or an amp combination? If strictly an amp, how about a Behringer A500. It is a two-channel amplifier, but does not have a tuner, etc. I got mine shipped for $200. Plugs into my Yamaha avr receiver's pre-outs.

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    I wouldn't buy pro-amps for my parents tho.

    I second the NAD receiver .. something like an L40 or something
     
  8. Carl Gaff

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    If you are just looking for an amp, have you looked at B&K? Used B&K amps with 105-140 amps per channel that will drive any speaker are available at your price. They sound excellent and are very dependable.
     
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    If its just an amplifier: Pioneer's A-35R Integrated

    If its an 'all in one': Pioneer XV-DV440-DVD-CD-Receiver [​IMG]

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  10. Danny Tse

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    Given that your parents want a tuner, you should check out Onkyo's refurbished stereo receivers at www.shoponkyo.com. Excellent performers with AM/FM tuner, phono pre-amp (for play vinyl records) and remote. Has 1 year factory warranty as well.
     

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