good stereo amp and spkr combo for PURELY stereo music application?

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  1. Cire

    Cire Stunt Coordinator

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    Generally, which brands go well together?
    I'm looking into a possible Rotel-B&W combo, what do you think?

    Thanks.

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    PS: And budget should be around 2000USD maximum. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tom Grooms

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    How about an Adcom / Dynaudio combo.

    GFP-565 or 710 / GFA-5802 / Dynaudio Audience 72's

    Now thats some bang for the buck

    $0.02
     
  3. Tim Hoover

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    I'm in the same boat as Cire, and I'm strongly considering the NAD C320BEE. Not sure which speakers to match with it, though...
     
  4. Rob Rodier

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    Are you talking strictly power amp and speakers? Or do you also need a pre?

    -rob
     
  5. Yogi

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    Or get a B&K/Vienna Acoustics combo. Sweet musical sound
     
  6. Cire

    Cire Stunt Coordinator

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    At the moment, I'm looking into a power amp (w/out a pre). A separate pre-amp would come later on.

    Thanks for the responses so far.
     
  7. Cire

    Cire Stunt Coordinator

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    ---- duplicated post--- sorry!
     
  8. Cire

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  9. Mark C.

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    I went the integrated amp route for my two-channel, Classe CAP-101 mated with B&W Nautilus 804s. Breathtaking!
     
  10. Scott Oliver

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    Audio Refinement Complete Integrated and JM Reynaud Twins MK III.

    used Naim Nait 5 integrated and JM Reynaud Twins MK III

    Other good integrateds:
    Unison Research Unico
    Blue Circle CS
    used Cairn 4808A
    Primare A20
    used Musical Fidelity A3.2

    All of the above integrateds would go great with any of the French speakers; JM Lab, JM Reynaud, and Triangle.
     
  11. Rich Malloy

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    Here's a link to Stereophile review(s) of the PS Audio HCA-2 amp. For the purposes of this review, the HCA-2 powers some Quad ESL-989 electrostats, Sonus Faber Cremonas, Paradigm Reference Studio/20s, and Revel Ultima Studios... any of which would unfortunately exceed your budget when paired with this amp.

    Still... worth a look and a listen IMO: http://www.stereophile.com/showarchives.cgi?729
     

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