What are the best amp's around

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  1. PrinceJuan

    PrinceJuan Auditioning

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    I would like to know what are the best amps around on the high end side.


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    Krell, Audio Research, Mark Levenson, VTL, BAT, Cary
    just to name a few of the more popular High End amp companies. Though most make some amps in the "affordable" 4 to 8 thousand dollars range, thier really high end stuff will be in the 10 thousand dollars or more range.
     
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    Tenor, Lamm, Sim Audio, Edge, Nagra, Electrocompaniet, Orpheus and Thor Audio all make great amps. In fact I plan to buy a pair of Thor Audio TPA-30's later this year.
     
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    Gryphon, MBL, Boulder, Goldmund, Halcro, Classe Omega, Audio Note, Accuphase...
     
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    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    The above - or an enormous number of much cheaper (and more expensvie also) amps, both standalone and in receivers. I can't list them all because I just ain't got the time or the inclination.

    To put it simply - if the amp in question has a high input impedance, a low output impedance, has sufficiently low noise and distortion, is stable into the load and isn't overdriven, then, bucko, it's as good as any other amp at any price.
     
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    High-end sound, middle of the road price:

    McCormack; especially the DNA Deluxe series. The same units, after being upgraded to "Gold" or "A" status by Steve McCormack (smcaudio.com) are reportedly some of the best-sounding solid state amps available for under 10K...
     

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