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could you give me more explication on the sort of amplification i read 

a amplification 

d amplification and A/B amplification 

second what do you think suit best music first i am a owner of a 5.1 r series keff 

arcam 400    pioneer 86 and elite 68  sherwood newcastle yahama nad onkyo 

i am thinking off changing my rotel for more upp too dates features 

i know that anthem is also very good but not the easy way too configurate 

and i am not so technically 

 

 

 

 

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RE: question for andy clough and musicraft

Hello there onlystyle,

I am neither Andy Clough nor Musicraft, but I must say that I find the English in your posting very hard to follow, in fact to the extent that I simply don't understand what you mean.

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My guess is...(though could be wrong)

Could you give me more explanation on the sort of amplification I hear about:

a amplification, d amplification and A/B amplification (ie. two different types of amplifier that I can switch between), or perhaps what are the differences between the two...(oh dear starting to lose it now doh! )

Secondly, which of the following is best for music, given that I have a 5.1 r series Kef :

- Arcam 400- Pioneer 86 and elite 68- sherwood- newcastle- yahama- nad- onkyo 

i am thinking off changing my Rotel for something with more up-to-date features.

i know that Anthem is also very good but not that easy to set up, and I'm not very technical.

There...simples!!

 

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RE: question for andy clough and musicraft

thank you Dandy Cobalt 

because i don't practise english whriting much i know it is not always clear 

but you translated it perfectly 

so yes what type off amplification suited best for stereo ???? 

i hear much good about maranz and nad but the mass brands like pioneer and onkyo are raving all the awards away 

so i am a little bit scared that this is due to there anormous features ....

but for exemple the pioneer sl 86 is also known for his stereo 

what do you two think about this ( dandycobalt and son_of_sj) 

thanks for your reactions 

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No problem, though I'm not best qualified for the advice part. I understand that Yamaha is great is it's the music angle that you're taking. Though you can't go wrong with a high end Pioneer a/v receiver (sclx 86 is latest I think) and i recall that folk say it pairs well with Kef..

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RE: question for andy clough and musicraft

thank you and yes i am thinking about the pioneer lx 86

but i cann't demo him .......i am a little bit worried about brighness that is something that when you mentioned 

pioneer most people are saying ...it is the same thing about marantz ...

otherwise yahama is known by uss for great home theatre but not for music (stereo) ...

nad and rotel excellent with music but lacking theatre functions ...

 

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onlystyle wrote:

could you give me more explication on the sort of amplification i read 

a amplification 

d amplification and A/B amplification 

second what do you think suit best music first i am a owner of a 5.1 r series keff 

arcam 400    pioneer 86 and elite 68  sherwood newcastle yahama nad onkyo 

i am thinking off changing my rotel for more upp too dates features 

i know that anthem is also very good but not the easy way too configurate 

and i am not so technically 

 

 

 

 

Hi onlystyle

Which Rotel amplifier and KEF R Series speakers have you got please?

Is Anthem available to you locally from a shop based dealer?

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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RE: question for andy clough and musicraft

to musicraft 

it is a 5.1 r keff system     2 frontspeakers are kef 300  back r100  central r200  subwoofer r400

i think i can procure an anthem 

but i am a little bit afraid ....it likes that anthem set upp is really difficult 

i am now running an rotel rx 1056.....he lacks the new features 

also very intrest in

pioneer lx 86

nad 757 and uppwards t767 t777 and t787...

because my music is very very important even consideration for seperates 

i read about marantz and rotel separates 

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Hi onlystyle

Thanks for your reply.

I used to sell Rotel's RSX-1056. Good amp.

Anyway, Anthem's MRX 700 AV reciver does an excellent job with movie and music soundtracks although i'll recommend that if possible in the first instance at least  your dealer should set up the MRX 700 for you. Alternatively Yamaha's new Aventage RX-A3020 AV receiver and if budget allows Audiolab's new 8200AP AV processor/8200 x 7 multi channel power amplifier are also worth serious consideration. I think you'll find the Anthem, Yamaha and the Audiolab to offer a worthwhile upgrade over your Rotel RSX-1056. Other then the Anthem, Yamaha and the Audiolab i feel that you should also be on the right track with Arcam, NAD and Onkyo amplification.

Btw, i would avoid using bright/upfront and thin sounding amplification.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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RE: question for andy clough and musicraft

thanks a lot musicraft ...i would come to your store if the distance was not so grate 

living in Belgium that is a little to far 

i am surely going to audition all brands you named .....favourites are nad and anthem

not that i am a extreme audiophil i adore analogue music and having more than 500 vinyls 

you don't seem to be so found of the pioneer lx 86 ??? i saw that others matched them very well wit the keff r series ??? to bright???

ore is bright music tin ???? 

second on a belgium site "hificorner" they revied the new yahama series as being beast but not for audiphiles 

last question i read many times about speakers and amplifiers been good for the american way of listen to music 

and not for the british and all the way around .  Could you expain this ??,

best regards