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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Tim_

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Posted May 02 2005 - 03:39 AM

I'm looking for some good stereo integrate receiver at around $500.00 an no more then $1000.00 Some one recommended these to my but I never heard of them.
Anyone hear of these stereo amplifiers?
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1. hyperion (Studio Accoustics www.hyperionsound.com base in walnut)
2. Electrocompaniet
3. Musical Fidelity
4. Jeff Rowland
5. PRIME
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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted May 02 2005 - 05:18 AM

Musical Fidelity makes great stuff:

http://www.musicalfi...om/mf/index.jsp

Never heard of Prime, but I've heard of Primare. They make some very nice stuff too:

http://www.sumikoaud.../idx_intamp.htm

Don't forget Arcam - the A-80 is a sweet integrated, though I think it is just above your budget at $1200. A buddy of mine has one and it sounds awsome. They also have the A-65+ which also has gotten great reviews.
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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Rob Rodier

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Posted May 02 2005 - 10:27 AM

Electrocompaniet is good stuff as well. Very unique sounding though, you need to hear it before you buy- and if you buy new you are way over 1k. I had the smaller integrated that did about 80 wpc. Nice but very different.

I dont think you can get into anything Rowland for 1k or under.

I would also add Sophia Electric. The "Baby" and the El34 can be had well within your limits. If you want to stay away from tubes, try Classe.

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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   PaulDA

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Posted May 02 2005 - 11:00 AM

NAD, Cambridge Audio, Arcam, Rotel, Musical Fidelity and Roksan all make integrated amps in your price range or very close to it. The Arcam is particularly nice.
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Scott_N

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Posted May 02 2005 - 11:26 AM

Of your list Electrocompaniet is the only brand that I have much experience with. I think it has a warm and almost tube-like sound which for me is a plus since I prefer tubes to solid state. I would add Arcam, Creek, Unison Unico, Naim, Sim Audio and Cairn to your list. You should be able to find a very nice used integrated in your price range on audiogon or ebay. Good luck with whatever you choose!

#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted May 02 2005 - 12:47 PM

I like PaulDA's list. All very good gear without spending *too* much money. Posted Image
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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   alan halvorson

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Posted May 02 2005 - 03:30 PM

Jeff Rowland is well known for its ultra high priced equipment. I have not kept up with their offerings, but it would seem unlikely that they had anything priced anywhere near $1,000 - heck, they might not have much priced anywhere near $10,000!

Never heard of Prime.
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   mackie

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Posted May 02 2005 - 03:40 PM

I've heard of Prime but don't know much more than that. If you consider a stereo receiver check out the Denon Dra-685, and Rotel also has a new stereo receiver. Both have excellent power supplies that will drive any speaker you throw at them. You might save a buck or two going this route.

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Posted May 02 2005 - 03:58 PM

The Musical Fidelity A3 is awesome for around $600-$700 used. I've got one for sale now.
NAD C352, C370 or C372 are good ones. How much power do you need?
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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted May 03 2005 - 03:58 AM

I know where you can pick up the NAD 720BEE for a good price
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