Power Amp Choice - NAD C272 or Sunfire ?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Tariq, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Tariq

    Tariq Auditioning

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    I need/want/crave an additional stereo Amp for my Axiom M80's. Currently, I am using a used Sunfire borrowed from a friendly dealer. The Amp is a 1995 Sunfire with 300x2 channels.

    It sounds very nice, but I have concerns about the reliability of a 10 years old amp. The Amp does not have an off switch and is apparently designed to be ON all the time.

    The other option would be to return the Sunfire and go for a C272. Unfortunately, I cannot demo the C272.

    I am seeking advice on which one to go for, the 10 years old Sunfire or a brand new C272. Cost will be roughly the same.

    What happened in the last 10 years in the Amp world, any improvements at all ?


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    Axiom: M80, VP150, QS8 Surr, QS8 Back Surr
    Sunfire Amp -M80, Denon 3805 -all else, SVS 20-39 PC+
     
  2. DaveHo

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    I personally wouldn't be concerned about the age of the Sunfire. Being left on all the time should improve it's chances of a long life. Power up/down is more of a stress than being left on all the time. That being said I have a NAD C370 integrated. The amp section of this integrated is similar to the C272. I don't have my NAD paired with Axiom's, however, I think it sounds great with my Paradigm Studio 20v2's.

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