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Budget Amplifier
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Hello,

 

i am looking to buy a new Amp to compliment my Rega Plana 2 and Mordaunt Short speakers.. i am thinking about the NAD C325BEE / Rotel RA 971 or if anyone has any suggestions i would love to hear.

 

I like a clear, natural sound, with clear precise bass.

 

any suggestions would be greatly recieved. 

 

Kevin

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RE: Budget Amplifier

What sensitivity are your speakers? If reasonable consider something like a Mini-T, can be a little harsh and struggle with hard loads but given the right speakers if you like the precise sound can be untreatable value. Smart little package too.

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RE: Budget Amplifier

Thanks. The speakers are Mordaunt shorts MS10's... 8 ohm impedence, 88db sensitivity... just took a look at the Mini T, i would like to add more inputs to the amp - ie, tuner / cd player, so the Mini T might not be suitable?

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RE: Budget Amplifier

Lovely speakers, soooo many happy hours.

 

I found they ran well from a few amps but for your assumed budget I would try a large Yamaha, be it an av receiver or "hifi" amp.

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RE: Budget Amplifier

Rotel RA971 MK2 - great budget amp!

 

Michell Gyrodec, RB303, Benz Micro Ace H, Icon Audio ST40 w/KT88s, PS1 Phono, Kudos X2, Rega Apollo R, DAC

 

 

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RE: Budget Amplifier

monkeymayor wrote:

I like a clear, natural sound, with clear precise bass.

Try a Denon PMA-520AE. Don't be fooled by the low price...........it sounds really, really good IMO.

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RE: Budget Amplifier

thanks for these suggestions.. will investigate all.

 

Does anyone know of the NAD C325BEE, and have any thoughts on it?

 

thanks

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RE: Budget Amplifier

 For clear, precise sound go for budget Rotel and  Marantz amps.

Nad 325 BEE is good with strong bass, but a touch less clear and precise than Marantz 600x series amps and budget Rotel amps.

Nad 320, 325, 326  BEE amps have a musical, dinamic sound with rounded of treble.

I would go for NAD 325 because of musicality

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RE: Budget Amplifier

I used to have the C325BEE.  It is an engaging amp and should gel quite well with the MS10s.  Be aware it doesn't have a phono stage so you would need to use an external one for your Rega.

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RE: Budget Amplifier

do you know what the difference is between the Rotel RA971 and the RA971 MK2? that might be a silly question, but...

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thanks! you might have just saved me a lot of convenience

 

 

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