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RE: NAD D 3020 Amplifer

stephen_matthews_uk wrote:

what a surprise, $499 in the US, (£314) and £399 here, given these are made in the PRC, mind asking the distributors why??

 

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RE: NAD D 3020 Amplifer

Anyone here owning this thing already ?

Looking forward to the What Hifi review next week.

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Well, I read the review and was dissapointed to read that the Rotel RA-10 still sounds better. (I know it's only the opinion of the reviewer but still....he knows what he is talking about  Wink )

I wonder how the new Marantz PM6005 sounds.............. Smile

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Well, I read the review and was dissapointed to read that the Rotel RA-10 still sounds better

 

rotel is jumpy, nervous and hard to listen to, so i'd take nad any day if rotel is "better"...

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I don't like the Rotel sound either but I expected this to be better than most budget amps. I have a feeling it sounds like a NAD C326BEE and there's nothing wrong with that but maybe I expected too much...................

But I'm going to listen for myself if I have the chance......

 

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Cypher wrote:

Well, I read the review and was dissapointed to read that the Rotel RA-10 still sounds better. (I know it's only the opinion of the reviewer but still....he knows what he is talking about  Wink )

I wonder how the new Marantz PM6005 sounds.............. Smile

Probably much the same as the PM6004.  Don't think they've changed much apart from adding the DAC.

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I had been toying with the idea of the NAD but the more I listen to my system and the more I think about it, the less keen I am.  I really do think the Denon PMA720AE and Pioneer's A30 are the under-rated gems of the affordable amplifier world.

I think, in the end, I will probably just add a decent DAC to my system and stick with the Denon as the urge to change it gets ever tinier every time I play music through it.

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Disappointing review. Well, disappointing verdict, not the review itself lol. Think if I ever change my gear I'm still sold on the idea of sticking to my favourite two amp brands, either Marantz or Cyrus. And seeing that I won't ever be able to afford a new Cyrus, then Marantz it will be. That is, if they ever join us in the 21st century and put a bloody USB socket on an amp.

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matthewpiano wrote:

Probably much the same as the PM6004.  Don't think they've changed much apart from adding the DAC.

I also have the feeling the PM6005 will be a PM6004 with built-in DAC. 

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Cypher wrote:

Well, I read the review and was dissapointed to read that the Rotel RA-10 still sounds better. (I know it's only the opinion of the reviewer but still....he knows what he is talking about  Wink

Obviously, the Rotel must sound better,...  it is British! Smile

Truth be told the (possibly unconscious) bias ofWH towards British is HiFi is undeniable.

(Obviously not having heard the D3020, I am in no position to tell whether they are right in this case or not).

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Rotel isn't British.  They are Japanese.

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In fact, NAD was originally a British company.

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matthewpiano wrote:

Rotel isn't British.  They are Japanese.

Spoilsport.

Timothy was getting up a good head of steam with his 'undeniable' British bias theory.

Yes, Rotel have always been Japanese.

Even during their relationships with other companies (like Rank / Wharfedale / Leak in the 1970s and B&W more recently), neither company ever had any financial stake in Rotel. They have always been wholly owned by the same family in Japan.

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matthewpiano wrote:

I had been toying with the idea of the NAD but the more I listen to my system and the more I think about it, the less keen I am.  I really do think the Denon PMA720AE and Pioneer's A30 are the under-rated gems of the affordable amplifier world.

I think, in the end, I will probably just add a decent DAC to my system and stick with the Denon as the urge to change it gets ever tinier every time I play music through it.

thats th ticket Matthew...... You have a great system already. 

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matthewpiano wrote:

I had been toying with the idea of the NAD but the more I listen to my system and the more I think about it, the less keen I am.  I really do think the Denon PMA720AE and Pioneer's A30 are the under-rated gems of the affordable amplifier world.

I think, in the end, I will probably just add a decent DAC to my system and stick with the Denon as the urge to change it gets ever tinier every time I play music through it.

 

Yes, remember the 1500s you had.  Don't make the same Denon mistake twice Matthew!!

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