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b&w 603 S2 anniversary floor standing speaker with amp....

bry

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hello guys,

getting soon a b&w 603 S2 anniversary floor standing speaker

what amp can you recommend for good music? is rotel still the best bet?

any reccmoendation is highly appreciated. thanks in advance!
 
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MartinEvoke50

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hello guys,

getting soon a b&w 603 S2 anniversary floor standing speaker

what amp can you recommend for good music? is rotel still the best bet?

any reccmoendation is highly appreciated. thanks in advance!
What is the budget?
 

manicm

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The 603 s2 is expensive and quite a demanding speaker. Do not skimp on the amp.

Your Marantz 6 series and Rega Brios won’t cut it.

I would look further leftfield like Classe or Hegel as suggested above. Maybe Musical Fidelity too.
Many would tell you otherwise, but look at Naim Nait 5si , Rega Elex R too.
 
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MartinEvoke50

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bud


budget is 1,700 us dollar or below
Arcam FMJ A39 amplifier ( used market---very good condition )
NAD C388 amplifier ( slightly over budget buying new )
Rotel RA1570 amplifier ( used market---very good condition )
NAD C375BEE amplifier ( used market---very good condition )
CREEK DESTINY Amplifier ( used market-----very good condition )
ROKSAN K3 amplifier ( new )
Cambridge 851A Amplifier
Musical Fidelity A5 Amplifier ( used market-----very good condition )
 

bry

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Arcam FMJ A39 amplifier ( used market---very good condition )
NAD C388 amplifier ( slightly over budget buying new )
Rotel RA1570 amplifier ( used market---very good condition )
NAD C375BEE amplifier ( used market---very good condition )
CREEK DESTINY Amplifier ( used market-----very good condition )
ROKSAN K3 amplifier ( new )
Cambridge 851A Amplifier
Musical Fidelity A5 Amplifier ( used market-----very good condition )
brand new only, thanks
 

MUSICRAFT

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hello guys,

getting soon a b&w 603 S2 anniversary floor standing speaker

what amp can you recommend for good music?

any reccmoendation is highly appreciated. thanks in advance!
Peachtree Audio's nova150 is also worth a look. The nova Series has been designed to keep resistive speakers such as B&W's 800 Series in check. Therefore in comparison the 603 S2 Anniversary Edition's will be a walk in the park for the nova150 :)
 
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bry

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Exactly and that is why i said the HEGEL and CLASSE are way above your budget of $1700
ill pass on hegel and classe.

im down to this 5, not in order.

maranzt
Musical Fidelity
Naim Nait 5si
Rega Elex R
rotel

which would you choose? thanks
 

bry

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Jan 13, 2021
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The 603 s2 is expensive and quite a demanding speaker. Do not skimp on the amp.

Your Marantz 6 series and Rega Brios won’t cut it.

I would look further leftfield like Classe or Hegel as suggested above. Maybe Musical Fidelity too.
Many would tell you otherwise, but look at Naim Nait 5si , Rega Elex R too.
ill pass on classe and hegel.

im down to this 5, not in order.

maranzt
Musical Fidelity
Naim Nait 5si
Rega Elex R
rotel

which would you choose? thank you
 

MartinEvoke50

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ill pass on hegel and classe.

im down to this 5, not in order.

maranzt
Musical Fidelity
Naim Nait 5si
Rega Elex R
rotel

which would you choose? thanks
They are all good amplifiers BUT personally within your budget, i will choose the Rotel RA1572 ( 120w x2 @ 8 ohms ) because it has good power and it comes from the same family as the Bowers & Wilkins.
 
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