New amp Audiovector s3 Signature

poldo

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Hi

I bought the Audiovector S3 signature and want to change my amp in a couple of months. Because of the high sens. of the speaker they do not need lots of power.

My budget will be around 3000-3500 pounds, right now i have a moon i1 wich is very good for its price but i will move it to my 2nd system in my study room.
 
Hi poldo

What source component/s are you using?

Is your preference for an integrated, pre/power or either?

What areas of improvement are you looking for a new amp to offer over the i1?

With a new amp what kind of presentation would you like the system to reproduce?

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft
 

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source is moon i1 cd player

ocos speaker cable

interlink = Monitor PC

type amp = no preference

i want a little bit more control in the high frequencies sometimes the Moon misses a step, low frequencies the same and maybe little bit more midrange warmth
 

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Poldo, I would recommend you look at Musical Fidelity M6i, Electrocompaniet ECI 5 MK2 or Leema Tucana 11.

For a warmer sound look to Sugden A21 SE

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poldo said:
source is moon i1 cd player

ocos speaker cable

interlink = Monitor PC

type amp = no preference

i want a little bit more control in the high frequencies sometimes the Moon misses a step, low frequencies the same and maybe little bit more midrange warmth

Hi poldo

Thanks for your reply.

In addition to the amps mentioned by Cno i'll suggest that you also look at Naim's NAC 202/NAP 200. Naim electronics work very well with Audiovector speakers. From what i hear one of the main electronics brands Audiovector use in designing their speakers is Naim. The Naim combination should offer even greater control, weight and warmth more or less right across the board.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft
 

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Audiovector distribute Naim in Denmark, becuase they work well together. So Naim should be on your audition list.

Cyrus also works well with Audiovector.

A quick visit to the Cyrus / Naim forums and you'll find a few people there using Audiovector speakers, including me!

One point though, your comment, about not needing a high powered amplifier because of the high speaker sensitivity, isnt strictly true. As a general rule you cant have too much power, as the same time, rates arent everything. Any decent 100watt+ amp, in your price range will be fine.

I'm using Musical Fidelity 550K monoblocks with my Mi1 Sig's - they bring loads of control, and authority, which I love.
 

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sometimesuk said:
I'm using Musical Fidelity 550K monoblocks with my Mi1 Sig's - they bring loads of control, and authority, which I love.

The Musical Fidelity M6 500 could well be available for around £3600 (with a bit of bargaining, or less ex-dem)
 

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thanks for all reviews,

I think I will demo some pre/power combos, because I can tri-amp my speakers.

-Cyrus 8v2 pre/power

-Naim XS pre/power

-Exposure 3010s2 pre/power
 

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if your thinking of tri amping your speakers, why dont you go the whole hog, and get the active crossovers for them?

I'm sure that there are people on the naim forums who run them in active mode.
 

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I bought a new amp....

Exposure 3010s2 + extra 3010s2 power amp.

I did a test against my Moon i1 and the Primare i32

The Moon did not have enough juice, but it is a fine amp for my 3rd room set, (PMC db1i).

Primare is a very informative amp with great low end control. But for the same money the Exposures

in bi-amped modus with my Audiovectors were absolutely brilliant!

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