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Inefficient B&W XT4 amp??

gisgillen

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Hi, not been here for a while. My B&W XT 4s are great. Think a better amp than my Denon DRA 700AE receiver would improve things. Any suggestions? I will buy second hand (as usual) and if one of your suggestions comes up (here in Finland!) I`ll go for it. They are relatively inefficient (86db into 8ohms) so apparently need power, the Denon is 80 watts RMS per channel. I will not change the speakers and a two channel amp (without radio) is what I`m thinking of.
Many thanks
 

Al ears

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Hi, not been here for a while. My B&W XT 4s are great. Think a better amp than my Denon DRA 700AE receiver would improve things. Any suggestions? I will buy second hand (as usual) and if one of your suggestions comes up (here in Finland!) I`ll go for it. They are relatively inefficient (86db into 8ohms) so apparently need power, the Denon is 80 watts RMS per channel. I will not change the speakers and a two channel amp (without radio) is what I`m thinking of.
Many thanks
I would shortlist any of the Roksan amplifiers but it rather depends on how much you have to spend as, even second-hand, decent ones are not cheap.
 

gisgillen

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Many thanks. The Roksan Kandy K2? Sounds good. How about the Cambridge Audio Azur 851A? Just saw one here in Finland at 550 euros.
Forgot to say, I need inputs for phone, headphones and a sub.
 

gisgillen

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I do yes. A hydraulic reference bought in London in 1976. £123!!! Still going.
Otherwise, what do you think of the Cambridge?
Thank you.
 

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