Marantz Pearl Lite Amp

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Does anyone have any viiews on this amp. I'm pretty decided on purchasing the Pearl -Lita SACD player, but not sure whether or not to plump for the amp as well. Currently running an original Caspian (12 years old).
 

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The Nait 5i. At the prices when I was looking, I thought the Naim was a little punchier while the Marantz was a touch sweeter. This was with the Magnepans, by the way. Could be very different with other speakers, but, in the end, I preferred the Naim take on the sound.

The Naim also has a way of separating the instruments better with classical music which was an important criteria.
 

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The Naim also has a way of separating the instruments better with classical music which was an important criteria.

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Interesting. What source and speakers do you use with the Naim. I listen to classical almost exclusively, so take your point about speration of instruments. However, I want a setup that reprepresents string sound accurately. I currently find violins especially to come-acoss as far too astringent, which is a problem as I like to listen to string quartets and violin sonatas.
 

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I have the Magnepan MG 12s. Source is a mac/AppleTV2/Musical Fidelity V-DAC with V-PSU. I also have a Sony Blu ray player connected to the DAC, but that doesn't get used much.

Not too flash, but can sound stunning with something like Jansen's playing of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto . Note the speakers don't do super deep bass and aren't great for Heavy Metal.
 

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