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Second Hand Amp Suggestions

bodski100

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Hi all I have just recently got into vinyl and am currently using a Project Essential 2 with a Cambridge Audio 651p phono soundstage along with my monitor audio bronze speakers.

I'm after a second hand amp with a good phono stage to add a cd player at a later date and to link up with my marantz streamer budget is approx £100 and Im looking to use ebay etc.

Im looking for any models in particular I should be looking out for at this price.

Thanks in advance.
 

bodski100

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Thanks for the replies guys. Im currently running my turntable through the phono amp then a marantz mcr510 network streamer, am I missing a trick is the 510 good enough for a beginner setup.
 

nopiano

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bodski100 said:
Thanks for the replies guys. Im currently running my turntable through the phono amp then a marantz mcr510 network streamer, am I missing a trick is the 510 good enough for a beginner setup.
. I've never heard one, but they get a good press, along with their bigger brother.
 

insider9

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bodski100 said:
Thanks for the replies guys. Im currently running my turntable through the phono amp then a marantz mcr510 network streamer, am I missing a trick is the 510 good enough for a beginner setup.
It will really depend on speakers. It may be really good or really bad... What speakers are you running with it?
 

insider9

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bodski100 said:
The speakers are Monitor Audio Bronze.
Ok, with these speakers I'd avoid bright sounding amps.

Already mentioned Arcam Diva e.g. A75+ would fit the bill nicely. Very good phono stage and should come on budget. NAD C320BEE or C350 would also do well. Two different beasts though. Sony STR-DB930 would do incredibly well at half the budget.
 

bodski100

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Well it appears I have lucked out with my amp searching.
My father has just loaned me a linn kolektor power amp and a linn lx85 amp along with a linn genki cd player as he is refreshing his gear.
Is the phono stage any good on the linn am I best sticking with the cambridge 651p.
Thanks in advance.
 

emcc_3

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I would try both and see what you like best.

Linn did make their name out of vinyl so I would expect the phono stage to be half decent.

That is a pretty good result a Linn pre and power combo.
 

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