Help needed choosing amp!!!

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  1. JohMabe

    JohMabe Stunt Coordinator

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    I am buying a new amplification set for my system, and I now have my options narrowed to basically four:

    Roksan Kandy KA-1 integrated (1100 dollars)
    Adcom 5800 + Rotel RC972 preamp (1000)
    Adcom 7000 integrated (1000)
    Marantz SR-18 receiver (900)

    Considering the closest upgrade I have in mind is a subwoofer, and I will use the amp to drive a pair of JBL S310II, mainly for music usage, what would be the recommendation?
     
  2. Scott_N

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    Of the four I would choose the Roksan. I have a SR-18 in my HT system and it has a warm pleasant sound to it but I would still choose a nice integrated like the Roksan over a SR-18 for 2-channel. Have you considered brands like NAD, Arcam and Unison also?
     
  3. JohMabe

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    But will the Roksan Kandy deliver more power than the Adcom combo? Or will deliver less, with better quality?
     
  4. Scott_N

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    The Roksan does have 110wpc so it has plenty of power. I think the Roksan would provide better detail than the Adcom. The Rotel/Adcom combo would have more slam. All in what you value.
     
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    For music I would go with the Marantz SR-18.Very musical receiver.
     
  6. JohMabe

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    Is the Roksan that good? Or is the Adcom 5800 that crap?
    thanks for the advice you guys
     
  7. Scott_N

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    I don't care for Adcom but it's your ears so try and listen to your choices before buying if you can.
     
  8. DaleBesh

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    I would probably go for B&K or Parasound before Adcom. Just a personal choice.
     

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