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Best amplifier with dac under 2000 pounds.?

What is in your opinion the best amplifier with dac under 2000 pounds?

I have tried primare i32, the sound was too laid back and not enough punch. I am looking at peachtree audio 220se, but have not autioned yet, soundwise i want details, punch and air and smoothness... My speakers are pmc 23. Any suggestions? Smile

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You could look at the Bel

You could look at the Bel Canto C5i.

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yamaha A-S2100 ... yamaha A

yamaha A-S2100 ... yamaha A-S3000 both amps have outstanding bulid you can tell were your money is going

very good sound as long as the right speakers are matched you will be pleased . Smile just seen you want a bulit in dac look at the hagal h360

 

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Hi. Check Hegel - especially

Hi. Check Hegel - especially the H160 if you can stretch your budget a bit.

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Rotel RA-1095

Rotel RA-1095

Denon PMA-2500NE

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ErwinC wrote:

ErwinC wrote:

Rotel RA-1095

Denon PMA-2500NE

Seconded, though I think the Rotel is the RA-1592.  

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Chr78 wrote:

Chr78 wrote:

What is in your opinion the best amplifier with dac under 2000 pounds?

soundwise i want details, punch and air and smoothness... My speakers are pmc 23. Any suggestions? Smile

Hi Chr78

Hegel Music Systems new ROST is also worth a look. ROST is due to be released in November at a RRP of £2200.

All the best

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Wyred4Sound mINT and Nuprime

Wyred4Sound mINT and Nuprime IDA-8 review well around the 1K mark.

The Nuprime IDA-16 is a smidge over 2K and gets very good reviews.

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Just to add - we had Hegel

Just to add - we had Hegel Music Systems Vice President Anders Ertzeid here on Thursday and he told me that the H360's (£3400) and HD30's (£3250) prices will be going up next month up by a quite a fair amount.

Thanks

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Exposure 3010S2D.

Exposure 3010S2D or even better the Lyngdorf tdai 2170.

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Hegel H160

Hegel H160

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MUSICRAFT wrote:

MUSICRAFT wrote:

Just to add - we had Hegel Music Systems Vice President Anders Ertzeid here on Thursday and he told me that the H360's (£3400) and HD30's (£3250) prices will be going up next month up by a quite a fair amount.

Thanks

Rick @ Musicraft

Is that just in the UK, or everywhere Rick?

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nopiano wrote:

nopiano wrote:

ErwinC wrote:

Rotel RA-1095

Denon PMA-2500NE

Seconded, though I think the Rotel is the RA-1592.  

Indeed Sorry 2

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Naim's Uniti Atom looks

Naim's Uniti Atom looks interesting.

For a little over budget Halo's new Integrated seems ok.

Bet the Naim sounds more involving though.

Like the look of the BelCanto someone mentioned but the Schmegel just looks dire (imho).

Nad has a new range out which borrow heavily from their top line products.

Times are good. Loads of choice  Smile

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Diamond Joe wrote:

Diamond Joe wrote:

MUSICRAFT wrote:

Just to add - we had Hegel Music Systems Vice President Anders Ertzeid here on Thursday and he told me that the H360's (£3400) and HD30's (£3250) prices will be going up next month up by a quite a fair amount.

Thanks

Rick @ Musicraft

Is that just in the UK, or everywhere Rick?

Hi Diamond Joe

I'll confirm and get back to you.

Btw, where are you based please?

All the best

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MUSICRAFT wrote:

MUSICRAFT wrote:

Just to add - we had Hegel Music Systems Vice President Anders Ertzeid here on Thursday and he told me that the H360's (£3400) and HD30's (£3250) prices will be going up next month up by a quite a fair amount.

Thanks

Rick @ Musicraft

Nice try! Lol

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