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should i add another power amp?
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i have recently upgraded from a cyrus 8sv2 to a pre xp and 8 power. i am happy with the improvements and especially happy at the greater depth of sound i get at low volumes. given that i do listen at both high and low volumes, would adding another 8 power and switching to mono ( feeding dynaudio audience 52 se's) give me more of the same or does anybody think i could spend my money better? i listen to a wide variety of music in a fairly small, well damped room.

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Re: should i add another power amp?

Oh yes, without a doubt, better resolution, better seperation, more effortless less strained sound, better control of the bass, go for it. I use mono set up and it's hard to go back most integrateds though there are some exceptions.

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Re: should i add another power amp?

Consensus is that all Cyrus power amps are better in mono where funds/circumstances allow. I would look at a repro 8 Power rather than new, a couple of shops do them, I won't tout business for them just do a search. My X Power was repro and I intend to add another and switch to mono at some point in the future...

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Re: should i add another power amp?

i have arranged a demo to highlight what differences there are. the local dealer has given me a good price so i dont think i'll bother with repro stock.

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Re: should i add another power amp?

Let us know how you get on. Will be interesting to hear what speakers he demos with unless this is already arranged? Dynaudios I'd imagine.

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Re: should i add another power amp?

its supposed to be dynos out of the contour range as they are quite hard to drive also, wont know which ones till saturday

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