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Recommend me an amp (secondhand) for c.£100

dave_k

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Hi all, i've been teetering on the edge of buying a hifi for ages now. I listened to a Marantz 6003 set-up the other day and loved it, but I really can't afford it. I'd like to try and get a similar quality of sound from second hand sourced separates so i'd like to tap into the experience out there and see what i should look for. I know the Pioneer a400 is rated and come within budget, but i'd really like to have a remote capability.

So, I'm looking forward to all suggestions, and if you like, any matching speaker recommendations too.

Cheers folks,

Dave
 

Dougal1331

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NAD C350s and C340s go for surprisingly low prices. My mint '350 went for 84 quid a few months back...

They also have ISC circuitry and hefty power supplies so they will drive just about any speakers- I used mine with Celestion 66 Monitors (a very nasty load for any amp) and it was awesome.

I found the 350 a good match with Monitor Audio BR series, and B&W 601s3s.
 

John Duncan

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If I were looking second hand, I would try to stretch my budget to £200. The law of eBay pricing states that £100 might buy you a £150 or £200 five-star amp, but £200 will buy you a £500 four-star one...
 

dave_k

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It is tempting always to stretch the budget that little bit extra, but i'm trying to be strict here, so £100 it is, maybe +25% if needed...

I'm keen to stop dithering and start listening to my music on something better than my poxy 2.1 PC speakers.
 

d_a_n1979

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Arcam Alpha 6 integrated

NAD C320 or a C320BEE if you can find one at the right price

Cambridge Audio 340
 

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