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Musical Fidelity X-80 or Rotel RA-01 and Monitor Audio B2 or Wharfedale Diamond 9.1

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by fastkam, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. fastkam

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    Basically I am looking for a decent Integrated Amplifier and Bookshelf Speakers for my bedroom (single room) that would also be adequate if moved to a master bedroom.

    I've read up on the MF amps. I would prefer the X-150 but its just not in my budget right now. I have not heard the X-80 but from reading review, its supposed to be good. I've heard the RA-01 with some loudspeakers at a hi-fi store and it sounded impressive. But I need some bookshelf speakers instead and would prefer if they were wall mountable.

    But there are so many issues trying to get a good amp/speaker combination.

    I listen all types of music from rock - stones, stooges, punk - clash, funk - prince, house, accoustic, blues, electronic - depeche mode, pet shop boys so I would need something that get the best sound from my music collection. I listen to music at medium - high volume and want sound to loud and proud if I were to have a party.

    I am looking to buy from ebay and hi-fi dealers to get the most from my budget <£500.00

    If I were to stretch my budget, my ideal system would be the Musical Fidelity X-150, X-Ray V3 CD player and not sure which bookshelf speakers would be best but let me know if you have any ideas.

    I would appeciate good expert or experience advice.

    Many thanks,

    Kam :)
     
  2. fastkam

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    Amps:

    Arcam A65 Plus

    NAD 320BEE

    Denon PMA255

    Yamaha AX396

    Arcam Alpha 9

    MARANTZ PM 7200


    Speakers:

    Quad 11L - some review have said its a little weak on bass

    B&W DM602 series 3

    Cyrus CLA70

    Acoustic Energy AELITE 2

    Mission 751

    Dynaudio Audience 52



    What good combos can you make from the above? Any comments on any of the above would help.

    Thanks again.
     
  3. CfP

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    Being a MF owner (A220 Intergrated - http://www.musicalfidelity.com/mf/en/Products/archive.jsp?pid=3394) I can vouch for the sound quality. They'll also comfortably push around ANY bookshelves you throw at them.



    You REALLY should go and have a quick listen to an X-80 or -150 teamed up with some typical bookshelf speakers. This will at least give u a good idea of how it will sound compared to the others.

    MF build their amps very well with little compromise on whiz bang features. It's alll about the sound. You won't be disappointed.

    CfP

    btw: an MF 50W amp (like mine) sounds more like 100+Watts. I also have an Onkyo 702 and it doesn't sound anywhere near as strong (at 130W) as the MF at 50W :eek:
     
  4. thedude

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    go for the rotel its a great amp. done me well for song long and definately some AE speakers they sound amazing, im actually selling myrotel on ebay at the moment as ive just upgraded. But its a lovely amp :D
     

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