Forum discussion tagged with amplifier.
  1. H

    Upgrade to Cyrus Stereo 200 worth it?

    So I spent some time with the old man and re-caught the bug. I'm now looking to upgrade my amplifier. Does anyone have any experience with the Cyrus Stereo 200? I currently have a Smartpower Plus running in stereo mode with PSX-R. The plan was to pick up a second Smartpower Plus and run them in...
  2. K

    search for a stereo amplifier for B&W 606

    Hello music friends, I am looking for a stereo amplifier to match my speakers, the B&W 606. I currently play this with a 30 year old Kenwood receiver KRV6050. Because I have been told that given new technological developments I can now generate much better sound with my B&W 606 speakers, I am...
  3. 90110n

    Using 120W amp with 60W & 80W speakers FOR A ORGAN!

    Look, I get the "can I use amp with higher wattage than speaker" question has been discussed dozens of times with the answer "it doesn't really matter unless you turn up the volume too much" and you're not asking for something ridiculous like running 5W speakers with a 100W amp. However, I'm in...
  4. D

    Yamaha R-N600A noise

    Hi there, I recently bought myself a Yamaha R-N600A network Hi-Fi amplifier. When the volume is as low as it can go, the speakers and headphone output make a very low humming noise (around 50Hz, audible if close enough to the speaker). Do you think it may be a defect with the amplifier? Or a...
  5. O

    Question What is the best amplifier to use with Bowers & Wilkins CM8 S2?

    Hi all, Just picked up a lovely pair of CM8 S2's and on the hunt for a suitable amplifier. Currently considering the Rotel A11 MII and Cambridge CXA81 as these are both within my budget. Has anybody had good or bad experiences with these amps or is there another option that would be more...
  6. ianb_89

    Amplifier for Elac Debut & Vinyl

    Hi, As I am looking at buying second hand I'm not sure that a HIFi would help.. so any advice here would be appreciated to at least get me in a right direction. Currently I have a pair of Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2's, an Arcam Alpha 7r, and my late Grandads 70's Audiotronic vinyl player (which I'm...
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    Question Arcam SA30 irregular static noise, sound going on and off - bad capacitors?

    Hello everyone. I have been using Arcam's SA30 with great pleasure ever since. The sound is very detailed, open and airy, also rythmical and speedy. At the same time it does not lose musical texture and warmth(not that it's sound is warm and heavy). Coupled with so many features(DIRAC Live...
  8. montenegrasanovic

    Need help picking an amplifier to match with Q acoustics 3020i speakers and 3070s sub

    Hi there. I have Q-acoustics 3020i speakers, and 3070s subwoofer. Any suggestions to which amplifier/receiver would be a good match? The Sub only has an RCA connection. I think it was intended as part of a 5.1 package, but I'm only interested in stereo for music.. I just wanted the extra...
  9. Entrigo

    Amplifier for vinyl - Advice needed

    Just bought a pair of Focal Aria 906 speakers and now considering whether I should upgrade my amp. I currently have a two year old Denon PME 800NE, chosen because of the dedicated phono stage and source direct functionality - I am a bit of a vinyl nut and prefer my music from analog sources...
  10. R

    Any other options to control the power on amplifier if my pre-amp doesn't have a 12v trigger out port?

    Basically I really want to buy a Cambridge Audio CXN V2 and have it be my sole pre-amp & network streaming device. I only stream and would use a single analog and digital in, so all my bases are covered. The only issue is that I don't want to have to manually turn my amplifier off and on all the...
  11. C

    External Hard Drive To Amp

    My entire cd collection has been converted to high quality MP3 and latterly flac files onto a 1tb external drive. I had been playing them via my laptop using Media Monkey which was okay but my laptop is not up to the job and I am not looking to replace it it. I know there are streamers that...
  12. Jenjen

    what combination to take?

    Hello, I'm an amateur in listening music but anyway I love it. I'm collecting lp's for few years now and I decided finally to buy a turntable. I'm a beginer, don't know much about systems, thats I would kindly ask for help. At first I wanted vintage turntable, since I'm a lover of older nice...
  13. urre

    Question What is the difference between Yamaha a-s701 and a-s701 MK2?

    I can't find any good information about this. There is a significant price difference.
  14. shyzite

    What amp for Dali Zensor 1's and a sub

    Hey, i got a klipsch r12sw subwoofer and dali zensor 1's but I need an amp to run it. i got around 130€ which should be enough because sub is active and the dali require 25-100w. regards
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    External headphone amplifier for the Audient ID4 MkII

    Hello. I recently got an audio interface for my super basic home studio (Audient ID4 MkII). What I didn't realize is that its headphone output has quite high an impedance (22 Ohms @ 1khz), while my Shure SE535 IEMs have impedance of just 36 Ohms @ 1khz, dropping as low as 8 Ohms at some...
  16. X

    Amp for Magnat Supreme Monitor 2002

    Hi all! I need an advice regarding choosing an amplifier for a pair of Magnat Supreme Monitor 2002. I'm tight on budget, so in my list I have: Yamaha A-S201 Onkyo A-9110 Aiwa AMU-120BT Which of these three would you prefer? Or something from Pioneer (A-10 ?) Or is it necessary to extend the...
  17. O

    Best budget amp under £100?

    Firstly, thank you for your help in advance! I am trying to find the best budget amp, under £100, to power my Mission M30 bookshelf speakers. Inputs will be a Pro-Ject Elemental turntable and a line input from a Hifiberry Dac2 Pro. I have been looking at Cambridge Audio Integrated Amplifiers...
  18. J

    Budget Amplifier for Klipsch RP-8000F?

    After reading many positive reviews and having good experience with Klipsch speakers in the past, I am 99% certain I will buy a pair of the RP-8000F. Now it's just a question of what amplifier to pair it with. The problem here is budget. I live in Mexico and most amps are twice the price of...
  19. angelmf2704

    AMP recommnendations for HD599

    Hello, a few days ago I received my Sennheiser HD599 SE. They were only 100 dollars, I have heard wonderful things about them from people I know. I have made dumb decisions before, for example I thought using MQA with Sony's WH-1000XM3 was the best thing since they were both Hi Res (not horrible...
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    Replace 20 year old amp or get a sub?

    I am streaming from a Blue sound Node 2i into my 2002 Roksan Kandy mkIII, feeding Dali Oberon 5s. I’m hoping to move into a detached house soon and will be able to unleash a bit more volume. Is the £600 I’m considering spending on the Dali E12 sub going to have as much an impact on the scale of...