Originally Posted by aj_brown_99
Great! I will demo these two amps tomorrow, and will purchase immediately if I like them, which I gather I will based on a fantastic review by what hi-fi.
By the way, how do I audition an amplifier. As in, I don't have a good pair of speakers right now to try them with, and if I use theirs I won't really know how good the amp itself is. Should I bring a pair of headphones....?
ken at signature audio is a good guy. he'll give you good advice. i purchased my cambridge audio dacmagic from him and my friend purchased his synthesis melody speakers last week.
it's difficult to audition without bringing your speakers. i highly doubt you can go wrong with cambridge audio, nad or rotel.
he might have some entry level speakers that you might get interested in instead of the NHT. I'm not sure cause most of his stuff is usually higher end (tubes, proac speakers, etc.) Perhaps...focus audio, triangle or elac, all good brands. one option is to say "i have $x budget, what can i get?"
no harm taking a first listen. if you ordered your speakers already, you can bring them there later and audition.
few things to remember:
dont audition anything outside of your budget!
bring music that you listen to!
trust your ears, online reviews only get you so far.
the shop is small and he's a one man band so you might have to wait in line to audition.