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Hello,

What is the most suitable amplifier to Proac D18?

I am listening to: vocal jazz funk some blues all the kinds of rock and pop hip hop rap rnb.

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RE: Proac D18

I would suggest you listen to few different amps within your financial constraints.

One regular poster on here uses a Roksan Caspian with D18s, while WHFI have recommended Leema Tucana. Very different amps in different price brackets.

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RE: Proac D18

Naim Nait XS, Musical Fidelity M3i or M6i, Primare I22 or I32, or the Roksan Caspian.

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RE: Proac D18

Did u mean Roksan Caspian M2?

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Another question, i am listening to music from my computer and I want to know which DAC is the best for me until 600£.

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RE: Proac D18

somebody please?

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RE: Proac D18

sherez wrote:

Another question, i am listening to music from my computer and I want to know which DAC is the best for me until 600£.

I have the Audiolab MDAC, which I find deeply revealing and transparent, though perhaps a tad bright. I don't have much experience with other outboard DACs.

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I would get a Beresford Bushman only about £200 but good, new version coming out soon, you can try it out at home for 14 days I believe and return if not happy, as its direct from manufacturer it cuts out the middle men and is good value, WHF gave it 5 stars in their review.

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Another vote for Naim with the ProAc's, I have the D28's with Naim and the sound is real foot tapping stuff, very good combination !

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actually my direction is the M-Dac what do you think?

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actually my direction is the M-Dac what do you think?

The Audiolab is a good DAC and preamp but you will still need amplification, personally I have not heard the MDAC with ProAc so cannot comment on how well the 2 will work together, but you need to demo the kit to be sure!

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sherez wrote:

actually my direction is the M-Dac what do you think?

Have you looked at the round-up review of DACs in the July issue of WHF? You might find it helpful.

recruit wrote:

The Audiolab is a good DAC and preamp but you will still need amplification ...

This is correct, though if you have no analogue sources, you need only buy a power amp to sit between the MDAC and the Proacs.

Like Recruit, I haven't heard the MDAC + Proac combination, so can't say anything about synergy.

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Why i need to buy preamp the m-dac is not enough?

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Why i need to buy preamp the m-dac is not enough?

No, I said you'd need to buy a power amp. You'd also need a preamp if you have analogue sources, e.g. a turntable, since the MDAC only has digital inputs.

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RE: Proac D18

And what do you think about the integration between MF M1 and M3I?

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Did you hear this integration on Proac D18?

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