hmmm, Tino you have thrown one into the mix - but can only find them brand at £1250...where have you seen it for £700?
I saw it on that auction site a couple of weeks ago, but it is no longer there.
Update ... it's back on ... take a look
Squeezebox Touch | Wadia 151 | Aliante Moda PF
I was trawling through fleabay and noticed a puresound a30 Intergrated (25-30 watts) if I remember correctly for around £963. I sent an e-mail to the seller asking if it would be ok for my speakers - no was the answer and suggested I needed something like the pathos logos to drive them effectively - wait a minute that's £3500???? how does that work....????
hey! don't get too excited about ability of quality amps to drive speakers. I've got a Pathos Classic One mkIII which is rated at "only" 70Wpc into 8 Ohms. It used to drive Dynaudio Focus 110 and now it's Magnepan MG 12QR, so in both cases quite inefficient 4 Ohm speakers. and yet I can play as loud as I want to. if anything it's the speakers which start to break sooner (begin to compress) not the amp. I never heard any clipping yet from this amp. so basically, what I'm trying to tell you is nothing you wouldn't already know, it's the quality of the watts that counts, not quantity. which in more techy words means that some 40Wpc push - pull tube amp with a beefy power supply will easily outperform in terms of dynamic expression more powerful SS designs where manufacturers decided to skimp on high quality power supply due to pushing above set cost constraints (power supply will easily be the first part where cuts happen, if they do).
having said that, if you went for a Pathos, any Pathos, you can't go wrong.
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