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Audionewbie amp-question

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by ThAz, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. ThAz

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    Im thinking about buying an Nad 302. Im just wondering if you guys think that it will be suitable with my Wharfedale Diamond 8.4 ?

    I know that i should buy a bigger amp, but im kinda broke so this fits my wallet. Anyone who got a Nad amp and Wharfedale Diamond speakers that would take the time to share their experience with this combo.

    //ThAz
     
  2. gilmore

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    I have the Nad 320bee and Nad amps seem to sound more powerful than they actually are. That said the 302 is only runnning around 25wpc am I correct?

    If funds are tight and you are picking it up for a bagain price then would be a good bet but spend a bit more and you will reap better results IMO
     
  3. ThAz

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    Thanks for the reply, yes the 302 gives out 2 x 25W @ 8 ohms.

    This is about all i can afford at the moment :(. Well i´ll probably buy it, it can´t be worse than the amp that drives my speakers now.

    //ThAz
     
  4. gilmore

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    as long as you don't opt for very loud levels you should be fine... I don't know if that model features soft clipping but if it does you might want to consider turning that on if you listen loud.
     
  5. deckard

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    What's the efficiency of your Wharfedales? Speaker power is a strange beast, take Naim power amps for example - 30w per channel from some, but they certainly don't sound underpowered. If your Wharfedales are reasonable efficient ie >89dB/w/m and you don't run things at full tilt then I'd have thought the NAD would be a cracking little amp.
     
  6. nathan_silly

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    And on the other end of the scale Sony amps are 100W- but connect 4 Ohm speakers with low efficiency and the itl'll shuts off or get very hot.
     
  7. ThAz

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    My wharfedales are pretty unefficient (86dB/w/m). Well i lost the webauction anyways.

    Im bidding on a NAD AV-713 that gives out 2*60W in stereo mode and im also looking at a
    Rotel RB-970-BX, but then i need a preamplifier, this is getting more and more expensive.
     
  8. nathan_silly

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    Why not get a integrated amp?

    Pre-power setup will cost a bit more, not really worth it for a budget system, something like a Rotel RA-971, 70W per channel.
     
  9. ThAz

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    Ok i bought a used Nad C320, went alittle over budget, but hopefully it will be worth it...
     

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