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Which integrated to pair with Monitor Audios?

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Elliot_W



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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!

#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Scott_N


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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.

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Elliot_W



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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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