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power amp advice..

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by chrisgeary, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. chrisgeary

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    i have just changed my B&W DM620s for Dynaudio Audience 122s. what an improvement! glorious sound.. anyway, i've also dropped 4db in sensitivity and consequently, my 80w/chan on my A3090 doesnt go as far as it used to. Incidentally, that 3090 is just being used as a power amp, I have a 3803 as a pre-amp/processor and power amp for the centre/rears.

    Having read various threads about SPLs and how wattage relates to it, I'm thinking that a power amp of the order of 200w is required. I also have a Meridian 506.24 cd player and sometimes feel that the 3803 does not do it justice at all (using the analogue outputs). I'm considering changing the 3803, but whatever I do, I'll need power amps for the speakers. Any suggestions? I'm not looking for outright brute force, I want something that will really make the Meridian CD player sing as it should - I dont like shouty harsh amps. I'll probably be looking second-hand.

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    What sort of budget did you have in mind.....some of the Meridian power amps would be ideal,and there are lots of other good ones around in the £1k-£2k bracket.
     
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    yeah around the £1k mark i guess.

    interestingly, i borrowed a Krell KAV-300i from a friend.. it was really quite a harsh sound at any volume.
     
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    ok, does anyone have any opinions about the meridian 505s?
     

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