What amp for my speakers...

me123

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hi. i have a pair of PSB Imagine B speakers, which i love but, i haven't had a working amp for a few years now and am ready to get a new one... what would you guys recommend for a small ish living room, up to approximately £500

would also like to play music through bluetooth via add on or usb drive.

thanks.
 
hi. i have a pair of PSB Imagine B speakers, which i love but, i haven't had a working amp for a few years now and am ready to get a new one... what would you guys recommend for a small ish living room, up to approximately £500

would also like to play music through bluetooth via add on or usb drive.

thanks.
The Denon PMA-900hne has everything you require in both Bluetooth and USB input but its a bit more than your budget unfortunately.
The cheaper PMA-600hne offers only Bluetooth.
 
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Problem is there are so many options depending on how important the USB input is or whether you could store music files elsewhere on the network and when you say bluetooth via "add on" is that a cost on top of the £500 or included in the £500 and what other devices do you want to connect .... personally I'd much rather stream nowadays than use bluetooth because of the higher losless quality.

A WiiM streamer could handle bluetooth and any files stored elsewhere on the network (as opposed to using USB) as well as offering streaming, an Arcam SA10 with a WiiM Pro would be a nice Combo, if the "add on" was at extra cost maybe a Rega Brio and a WiiM Pro Plus as it has a decent DAC but would push the overall cost above something like the above suggested Denon PMA-900hne.

NAD 3020d has bluetooth built in but no USB, if you wanted extra power there's an Ex-demo 3045d on e-bay for just over budget @ £549.

Evereything built into one including USB is a WiiM Amp but probably not so high quality as the Denon, Rega or Arcam mentioned above.

A WiiM Pro Plus with a Fosi Audio V3 or ZA3 is a nice little combo as well, personally I'd prefer the ZA3 as you can use a trigger out from the WiiM to auto switch on the ZA3 and can set up the remote with presets for one button to play preferred radio stations, you could also go mono blocks in the future if you wanted to at a total cost of £520 (less if you order from Aliexpress).

There really are a lot of options depending on what your priorities are.
 

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