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BI-AMP or PRE-AMP for Arcam Alpha 9p power amp?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by STIFA, Dec 27, 2004.

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  1. STIFA

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    I'm sure many of us want to know this, so please if someone had experience with this please help:

    I have Alpha 9 powr amp, WHAT IS THE BEST SOLUTION:

    1) To buy integrated amp (DiVa A65+) and use it together in bi-amp system,
    2) To buy PRE-AMP(NAD C162) and use it as pre/pwr
    3) (most expensive) PRE-AMP and two power amps for BI-AMP.?

    I am interested what are differences between these choices, mainly the first two, and which is the best.
    Please reccomend some other equipment if you know it works well.
    Speakers to go with this system will be Wharfedale Evo 20.

    THANKS
    Marko stifa@eunet.yu
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  2. Timmy C

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    Have you considered looking for a second hand Arcam 9c pre-amp? You could then try adding another 9p ( or another Arcam power amp) at a later date. The 9c was originally good value at its rrp and can now be found very cheap secondhand!
     
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    Definitely go for a 2nd hand 9C or even a 9 integrated and bi amp,

    I run a 9 integrated and bi-amp my front pair, the integrated only runs the tweeters (less load) and my 9p runs the mid’s, plus I picked up another 2nd hand 9p for £200 which now bi-amps my centre speaker – sounds great.

    The only trouble is I now have an amp set-up that is worthy of something a little more upmarket then my old AE109s etc. So I’ll have to start saving ;-)
     

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