Question 8300mb v's Parasound A52

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  1. Biano44

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    As title really, does anybody know the better choice?
    I need to run my 804's and HTM1, currently using a Yamaha DSP Z-7 and its desperately overwhelmed I believe. I thought I could start with power amps and these 2 choices ( 3 mono blocs or 5 chanel's) are currently in the running so opinions please?
     
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    Have you considered the 8200MB, the predecessor to the 8300MB but half the price? From looking at the audiolab website it appears that the only difference is that the circuit for the balanced inputs has been modified on the 8300 model. The Yamaha Z7 doesn't have a balanced outputs, does it? Is there any other advantage to the 8300 over the 8200?
     
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    The cost of the amps isn't the issue really as I can get 3 new 8300mb's for roughly the same as a second hand A52.
    What I would like to know is which of the two would sound best with my new (but old) speakers.
    The Z7 only has RCA's as an output but I would probably change it to a new style processor next year.
     
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    Ha.
    Let's hope the answer is Parasound A52!
     

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