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#1 of 6 profdon

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Posted November 28 2012 - 07:59 AM

Help please,:confused: I just purchased a new Sony CDPCE500 disc player and need to buy a new amplifier to go with, What does the group recommend? It will be used in a 16' X 20" high ceiling (12 ft) room with good not great acoustics. All advice welcome, thanks.

#2 of 6 Robert_J

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Posted November 28 2012 - 09:38 AM

How about a pair of Boulder monoblocks for $195,000? http://www.enjoythem..._monoblocks.htm If that is too much, please post a budget so we can narrow the choices down. And do you want an amp or a receiver? They are different.

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Posted November 28 2012 - 12:53 PM

Or you do want an Integrated amp?...as that is different than an amp and a receiver.

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Posted November 28 2012 - 01:56 PM

OK so I'm new and wouldn't call myself a hardcore audiophile, I just like to listen to my CD collection on a fairly decent system. The instructions with the player just say "connect to the input jacks of the amplifier". I don't have one, so what should I look for? My speakers were custom built several years ago and have been in storage for the last five and look just fine. They are the ones I used with my previous Sony player. Since the player cost under $200 I don't want to go bananas on an amp. I just want a really decent sound in my "man cave". Suggestions?:rolleyes:

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Posted November 28 2012 - 02:27 PM

You would want an integated amp (amp w/preamp). The instructions are generic, meaning receiver or something that could control the volume - some stand alone amplifiers have volume controls. I'd get a stereo receiver if you wanted to be reasonable. Something like these - http://www.accessori...eceivers/1.html The $300 Marantz would likely sound decent

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Posted November 28 2012 - 02:48 PM

Out of all of those...I'd choose the Denon DRA-397




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