Advice on suitable amp for MS 908i speakers

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Hello, i recently picked up a pair of mordaunt short 908i speakers at a bargain price, but after hooking them up to my old sont TA-f442e amp the sound is less than desireable. I need to upgrade the amp without a doubt, but the guys at richer sounds say i need a pretty punchy amp to drive the 908's properly.

They recommeded the Cambridge audio 640a, or the marantz pm6002 but the blokes at superfi recommended the Rotel RA-04. Which one of these would be best coupled with the mordaunts. iv heard people say that marantz and mordaunt work well together

i have also spotted te Nad c352 is this a good choice, my budget is £270.

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I've listened MS908i with CA 640A V2, was very impressed, great combination though, generally MS speakers goes well with Cambridge amps, now they both are part of same company. i have 640c v2 and 640a v2, now looking whether to buy 906i or Boston Acoustics VR2, better you have a demo before deciding, hope it helps.
 

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Sell the MS's, save a little bit and buy a pair of EPOS M5's or REGA R3's. Waste of money to try and 'match' anything to a speaker such as the 908i's. Sorry mate, just an opinion, but your speakers are ok for HT, not so great for music.
 
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I havent listened to the camberidge or the marantz, the nad c352 however i used to own and had it hooked up to arcams excellent cd73t cdp, Its a great amp and will drive your speakers easily as it has 80 watts per channel on tap.
 
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thanks for the reponse, i probably shoud've added that i will be running my ps3 through the amp. i figured my stereo system will sound better than that tinny gutless lcd sound i'm getting. I could make a tidy profit on the 908's but i'd much prefer to get the right amp first and then see how it sounds, then maybe make a descision on selling the 908's after hearing what they can do.

hmm my mate just bought a ca 640a so maybe he'll bring it over and let me demo it in the my room. but iv heard nothing but praise for the c352, should i find one second hand and pick one up or just go for a new 640a?
 

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