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I need help choosing an amp

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by cheese, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. cheese

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    Hello

    I need some help choosing an amp to go with my Arcam DiVA CD73T CD player and quad 11L speakers. I have been upgrading my system over time and am currently still using a Yamaha AX-396 amp my Dad gave me. I've got around £500 to spend and have to let the guy in the HiFi shop know what I want to audition, so some advice would be great. I'm not particularly experienced, but from what I've read I am currently looking at either:

    The Rotel RA-03
    The Arcam A80
    The Roksan Kandy KA-1 Mk3

    That's the order the guy in the shop put them in, the Rotel being the best.
    What is your opinion however? Or should I be looking at something else?

    Thank you

    Take Care,

    Mark
     
  2. cheese

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    It's probably wrong to reply to your own post, but I really need some advice! Sorry!
     
  3. Dfour

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    The best idea is to ask the guy in the shop if you can demo them all and them buy the one that you prefere the sound of.
     
  4. eviljohn2

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    All 3 of those models are going to have a very different approach to music delivery whether that's hard, soft, warm or bright. One persons garbage is anothers gold so, as DFour says, we can't help much with this one.

    The forums are great for getting hold of a shortlist but other the opinions here certainly aren't gospel. :)
     

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