Amp Recommendations For Monitor Audio Gold 100 5G

Smallboydanger

Active Member
Looking for an amp to drive these speakers which I recently acquired.
I am due to audition them on Monday with
1) Yamaha AS - 801
2 ) Roksan Kandy K3

Another Amp I listened to that I liked was a Marantz PM 8006 unfortunately I did not listen
with my speakers but rather focal speakers So it was fine but had to have
the treble on Max.
I had this post develop out of another post so posting this here to correct that.

Would really appreciate any advice on this
My Max budget is £1300
 

Smallboydanger

Active Member
Looking for an amp to drive these speakers which I recently acquired.
I am due to audition them on Monday with
1) Yamaha AS - 801
2 ) Roksan Kandy K3

Another Amp I listened to that I liked was a Marantz PM 8006 unfortunately I did not listen
with my speakers but rather focal speakers So it was fine but had to have
the treble on Max.
I had this post develop out of another post so posting this here to correct that.

Would really appreciate any advice on this
My Max budget is £1300
 
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daddy999

Active Member
I demo’d both with my MA Golds. I ended up spending the extra on the Yamaha 2100 for the discrete phono stage And the VU meters ( I know, I’m shallow)! Either the AS801 or Roksan K3 will sound great with the 100’s, probably more drive and dynamics from the Roksan and smooth and powerful from the Yamaha.

Another amp worth a try are the Cyrus amps, good quality and great powerful sound.

Another big selling point for me is always build quality, the Roksan is good build wise (dodgy volume control aside), but, the Yamaha’s are different level and the build is exceptional.
 

Hixs

Distinguished Member
Obv with a £1300 budget the AS1100 would be the better choice over the AS801, but as you said in your other thread they are hard to get hold of. I list of EU sellers, but no one seems to have it in stock any more.

Yamaha are pretty weird with their distribution policy for their higher end gear.

I started out looking at the AS801 based on the Audioholics review I linked to in your other thread, and progressed onto the AS1100 when I became aware of it (HT bypass was a seller). I nearly hit the buy button, but ended up with an OLED tv instead!
 

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