Iv'e tried an internet search but not much has turned up,any examples of makes, models & price?
PanasonicTX-P46GT30B..Yamaha RX-A1010...Music Fidelity M3i...OPPO105EU...KEFR100/R200C/3001SE/HTB2SE...SkyHD2TB...QED Copper Speaker Cable /HDMI/Analogue...PS3...IPAD2
I use XLR balanced conns. on my Yamaha as 2000 with outstanding results............
Great,i would think a yamaha stereo amp would work well with my yamaha avr,but after a quick search its well out of my price range(havn't a budget but looking for cheap!)
Also considering the speakers i have would that leval of amp be overkill?
What sort of amp are you after?
My old Krell has one balanced input that I use with the CD Player. You can get them for between £500 and £900 on eBay.
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Primare is another make. XLRs are not generally going to be fitted to budget equipment.
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Thanks for the examples,i'm toying with bi-amping my R100's,also using the XLR connectors on my oppo for stereo playback.From what i have read i need a similar sounding amp to my avr(yam/denon i guess)
Not got a hope in hell's chance of the mrs ok'ing another £1000+ addition to my system....
But cheers anyways
There is a AS2000 for sale on e**y if your budget is accomodating.
Musical Fidelity M6i. I am using XLR with my DAC.
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Primare A30.1 (one of my favourite amps), last one went on eBay for £575. Cambridge 850 definitely had them, 750 might have, can't find the specs...
Apologies, I actually meant 740, but it doesn't have them.
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Ayre AX-7E and harman kardon hk 990 have them
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just sold an old marantz avr so funds creeping up:)
So would any decent stereo amp work well with my avr?
My old Lyngdorf SDAI 2175 had them. They come up 2nd hand every now and then for reasonable money. I sold mine for £600.
I still miss it for some reason.
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Thanks for the examples,i'm toying with bi-amping my R100's,also using the XLR connectors on my oppo for stereo
If your running 5.1, just use the unused surround channels to bi-amp your fronts ( most AVRs allow you to re-assign the rear channels to front duties for that very purpose) before you go wasting money on a stereo amp.
It will be of little benefit either way IME. Same for XLR, unless you have golden ears or are using long I/Cs..
But using the rear channels to bi-amp is a free or very cheap (just the cost of the speaker cable if you don't have any spare) experiment you can try for yourself.
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