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Could anyone recommend a stereo amp to partner my yamaha avr please?

I'm looking to bi-amp the R100's and want to take advantage of the oppo's XLR connectors...advice on set-up also very much appreciated :cheers:

No real budget set to date,but having sold on a few older av stuff the ball is rolling Smile

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Hey GSB I was going through the exact same dilemma.

Just picked up the 751BD and hooked this up through my LX83 using the 5.1 Analogues (Multi Channel in) It sounds pretty awesome and I do not feel the need for a stereo amp.  Have you tried it this way before going down this route?  Now my 751 decodes my sound and video and slapping on darkside of the moon SACD it was jaw dropping!

You may find it completely satisfactory and therefore not need a poweramp.

 

However, should you decide to go down that route then Marantz mm7055 looks tasty and was something I was considering as a future upgrade.  Of course the dream would be to buy a Primare amp  :grin: But they cost more!

Oh yes and my speakers are Bi-amped in case you wondered.

 

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Yep...i use the oppo's dacs(analogue leads)and for sacd...DSOM in particular is awsome...WYWH sacd is somewhat scarey :O

I'm very happy with the sound i get in stereo aswell,but cant help but feel i could get even more out of the kefR100's....maybe i'm wrong :?

Hifix advised me not to bother bi-wiring as there would be no real benefit,however bi-amping should yield results!

The oppo has these XLR connectors that are supposed to improve stereo compared to analogue so if i was to add another amp i would like to take advantage of this feature....how it all goes together with the avr i have no real idea,as yet :grin:

Was gonna put money on you getting a 105...you were sooo infusiastic ROFL

 

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Iv'e seen a Primare A30.1MKII...would this work well with my avr,is it overkill for the R100'S(Mr John Duncan)?

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When I spoke to hifix they said to me not to bother with the 105 get the 103, then later on go buy the primare setup, cd player, preamp etc. very costly but the idea was to do it in stages, hifix is right of course this would be superior.

So by that logic, the 751 was a no brainier at its reduced price. For the tim being.

Yes the primare is probably overkill but view it as an upgrade that will lead you to better things and you don't really need to upgrade amps once you have a good one, you can simply add more.

I doubt you are missing anything, AV amps these days have a good current and do perform well, not hifi amp well, but well enough for your casual music guy Smile

Consider the 751 too, after all it is an oppo 95 right  :shhh:

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I've seen a primare a30.1mkII for £750...no idea if this is a good price(for second hand)..where's Mr JD when you need him :doh:

I don't mind adding another amp...but thats it for more boxes...hence the 105 ROFL

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ROFL Tell me about it, I had this custom cabinet built and now I dread adding more stuff, no more room.  What we need is a rack system! 

Seems like a good price to me, why dont you buy one (new), try it and use your 14 days money back gurantee.  This way you will be able to judge if its a worthy improvement before you buy second hand.

Now just to really bug you.... Smile You know the best solution is to always keep your hifi and home cinema seperate. The setup for 5.1 positioning of speakers is different to the way hifi stereo should be, that is, for optimum performance  >)

I believe David once said the same thing to me, I could be wrong and he will correct me once he see's me soiling his good name!

 

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David...what's he know :shifty: :silenced:

I'm not in the position(or have room)for 2 seperate systems,and like i say i'm more than happy with what iv'e got....but ROFL

Cant get this amp new anymore( i believe it's quite an old model)the newer i32(?) is over 2k,cant justify that...even for a home demo :boohoo:

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David is not a real person, its actually a bot   :shhh: ROFL

Ok how about, the Marantz mm7055, its a 5 channel amp that does what you want.  That is the one I am looking at for my system..... in the future  Dirol

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I'm sure its a very good amp...but it's over a grand :boohoo:

But having said that i'm sure the sound is very similar to my yamaha so defanatly one to consider...at least i should be able to get a shop demo of that one :grin:

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My thoughts exactly, the demo will be good.  

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Would a Naim Nait 5i work(soundwise and functunatley)? Smile

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RE: stereo amp to partner avr

I understand that analogue out from a bdp uses the dac in the bdp rather than the avr. My Sony only has 2 line out connectors rather than 5 analogue out but would this connection improve the 2ch cd music sq? And would playing a sacd downscale 5ch to 2ch? Currently I use hdmi for av and music duties. Thanks

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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have a read of the thread I just posted Smile

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So will the line out 2ch from the bdp be better sq to hdmi?

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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I wouldn't have thought so Robin,i would hazard that the dacs in your avr are better than your bluray,so hdmi would be best

As for 5.1 sacd's it would downmix to 2.1 automatically:)

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