Anyone hear of these stereo amplifiers?

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  1. Tim_

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    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?
    Comments, please.

    1. hyperion (Studio Accoustics www.hyperionsound.com base in walnut)
    2. Electrocompaniet
    3. Musical Fidelity
    4. Jeff Rowland
    5. PRIME
     
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    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.

    good luck

    -rob
     
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    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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    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!
     
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    I like PaulDA's list. All very good gear without spending *too* much money. [​IMG]
     
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    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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    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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    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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    I know where you can pick up the NAD 720BEE for a good price
     

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