They are indeed power amps and not sure why they were suggested.Thanks for the response insider. I'm pretty new to this and they, if over budget for me, look like a power amp i.e. no adjustment for bass/treble/filters.
I've seen these before and often wondered why? Is this how they class amps?
My new little pre amp has no tonal adjustments at all so I'm using the bass/treble/filters on the Technics amp so i would want those options on a new amp but why do these amps have no adjustments on them?
Reviews mean nothing. Good luck trying to find a review of mine they just don’t supply them for review very often if at all. So you have to listen.So, any suggestions re potential Amp choices?
I keep looking and just when I think I've found something that may replace and upgrade the Technics SU-z22, I find reviews slamming it, its an out an out minefield and i know its down to taste but it seems to be 50/50 on every amp half like, half hate!
I see where you're going but if you want to listen to LPs as they were meant to be heard your main thing to get right is the equalization on the phono preamp. Now most of the cheap ones will only come with RIAA equalization as this is what was used on most LPs of recent years. The older recordings might use Decca or some other equalization.RoA
As I mentioned further up the thread:
I have a want to listen to the albums on a HI-FI of the era, kind of how they would be listened to then at that time'ish, having said that, I know the Valve Pre-amp is a modern addition but as my Phono inputs are knackered, I needed it to get the SL-1700 Mk1 going …. That's the reason really
Which list of amps are you referring to RoA?
I see where you're going but if you want to listen to LPs as they were meant to be heard your main thing to get right is the equalization on the phono preamp. Now most of the cheap ones will only come with RIAA equalization as this is what was used on most LPs of recent years. The older recordings might use Decca or some other equalization.
So, to all intents and purposes, an old amplifier is not necessarily what you need.
Having said that I doubt you are going to listen to much pre 1954.....
Don't let me put you off but as others have mentioned in this thread, old amps can be a heap of grief.Hi Al Ears
No really a pre '54 listener as you say
So, my Pr-Ject tube preamp has no control at all, what it did do as I mentioned on another thread you helped with, was just up the ante quality wise, I was actually so shocked at the difference it made but, having said that, it was my first time using the SL-1700 Mk1 with new Empire stylus so it may be one or both that gave me the incredible hike up in sound quality, even to my very inexperienced ears
So that said, you know where I want to get to, with a £5-600 budget, what should I be looking at as an addition to my setup?
I was that close to pushing the button on the Luxman L80 i have seen before you commented!