Amp/Preamp/Integrated Amp for Totem Forest

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  1. haimoc

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    I am thinking to get Musical Fidelity A5 amp and preamp or Plinius 9200 Integrated amp, but I would like to have more idea before making any decision.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Mentally

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    Did you hear these amp with these speakers? Have you heard other amps?
     
  3. haimoc

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    Yes, I listened to the speakers with MF5 and Plinius at the dealer. I tend to lean toward the MF better than the Plinius.

    I would like to know more available options.

    Thanks.
     
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    Totems suck juice,I would try the Rega Pre/powers myself,wouldn't touch MF personally.I use my Totems with bel Canto,that will give you a good sound too.
     
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    Thanks, SKA.face.

    I will look into the Rega option as well. How do you like Bel Canto with Forest? Does the model eVo 2 has enough power to make the Forest sing?
     
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    Since you're in the US,have a look at the Krell KAV400i which is IMHO superior to the Plinius,as well as more powerful if I remember,and may well be cheaper over there too.

    The 400i would give you the power and current delivery that these speakers require,and excellent sound quality.
     
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    I actually use model1 sigs.Bel Canto have some new power amps out ICE,which are cheaper and smaller than the old range by some margin.Well worth trying.
     
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    Hi,

    Given your locale there is an obvious choice, the new Bryston B100-SST. It's essentially a 3B power amp in one box with a BP-25 pre amp. It's lightning fast, has stunning build quality, great imaging, has enough current to drive a pair of Martin Logan electrostatics and is warrantied for 20 years. If your looking for a completely honest, high power, dependable amp then this is what you need to be looking at.

    Best wishes,

    Dave
     

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