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Which integrated to pair with Monitor Audios?
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Posted October 26 2005 - 01:57 PM
Disclaimer: Boy, do I hate threads like these....but it's not like my friends know anything about this stuff. ------------------------------------------------------ What I gots: -Monitor Audio Silver S8 floorstanders. -Frequency Response +/- 3dB: 35Hz- 30KHz. -Sensitivity (1W@1M) 91dB. -Nominal Impedance(Ohms) 6. -Power Handling RMS(W) 175. -2 x 6" Bass mid-range, 1 X 6" mid-range...the 1" some-kind-of-metal tweeter also came with, no extra charge. What I dids: -Sold that NAD T761 AVR, sold it real good. Bye bye. What I needs: -Integrated amp to complement. -I'd like at least 80W x 2 (sensitive, but 6 ohms). -The S8 can get bright alright. -Wanna bring out the detail, but not at the expense of bleeding ear-drums. Budget: -$650 real US dollars. Considering: -New Jolida 1501 -Used Classe CAP 80 / 100 -Used Parasound (don't have a model in mind) -Used Musical Fidelity (any will do!) Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Posted October 27 2005 - 12:25 PM
Well with that budget I would look at a used integrated amp. Sim Audio, Arcam, Unison, and Creek all make integrateds that might give you the sound you are looking for. Good luck with whatever you choose.
Posted October 27 2005 - 04:12 PM
Thanks, Scott. I heard many good things about Sim Audio, but it is quite expensive...even used. Heard Classe is a good starting point to higher-end electronics, perhaps lesser known, but a good all rounder nonetheless. My sources have told me to stay away from lower-end Parasound...they are cheaper...anyone have experience with this company? The Jolida hybrid seems enticing, a great value some would say, and Musical Fidelity seems to be well respected, but also expensive. Anyone else with comments? What about all you M-A owners?
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