If you can get the SPA 1032 for that money, get it ASAP. 330W into 8 ohms with a Monstrous power supply and terrifying amount of current make for an awesome match with your GS60s. The frequency handling of that SPA1032 is also incredible, if I recall correctly, as it was designed to be a studio power amplifier. Chord stuff is known for being incredibly good, at that price I wouldn't hesitate to buy it myself.cheyworth said:It's either the 1200C or an SPA 1032 @ £1600, or a Krell SPA 1032 @ £1800.
Any advice please.
One more reason to go with the 1032 has cropped up there, it's basically a studio version of the 1200c. That means it has fans on it, keeping it cooler wherever it's situated.shooter69 said:I use Chord amplification.
No doubt it will be a step up on the Arcam.
If you want transparency, speed and true Class A/B grit, Chord is the answer!
Just a note: those Mosfet's run hot make sure you give the amp room..
You wont have any problems with the Chord bass, it's deep, taut and it slam's. And low volumes are no problem but they do like to work hard and playing loud they will if you want. I use Totem Mani II Sigs which are a hard drive for many an amp but the Chord pushes them too and over the edge. Loads of watts and more importantly loads of current.I am looking for a more powerful sound, with good deep bass but well controlled. I don't listen loud that often (only when next door are away) so must be good at lower levels.
Same musical tastes to me bar the classical stuff and Norah Jones is one of my favourite female artists, she has such a beautiful voice and the Chord makes her sound so wonderful.I like a good soundstage with a balanced sound. Music is anything from Ryan Adams/Norah Jones to The Prodigy/Beastie Boys, Classical/Queen to Massive Attack/Rage gainst the Machine.