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You can find the Yamaha A-S500 for about tree fiddy online.

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You can find the Yamaha A-S500 for about tree fiddy online.

"God Dammit Loch Ness Monster, I ain’t gonna give you no tree fiddy!"

Thanks for the suggestion. Amp looks like its highly regarded.
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"God Dammit Loch Ness Monster, I ain’t gonna give you no tree fiddy!"

Thanks for the suggestion. Amp looks like its highly regarded.

Marantz PM 5003 was also well-reviewed in Stereophile

http://www.stereophile.com/integratedamps/marantz_pm5003_integrated_amplifier
post #79 of 145

Marantz make some great amps, the nice warm house sound. PM6004 and 7004 would be my picks.

 

Or go for the Rega Brio R =P

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I'm considering a switch from my Benchmark DAC2/Parasound A23 combo to an NAD C390DD for easier subwoofer integration.

Bill
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Most good active hi-fi subwoofers allow you to connect speaker level in. An amp with dedicated subwoofer output is great, but it is another circuit in the middle of the signal path ^^
 

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Those Marantz seem pretty nice thanks!

Does anyone have ant experience with the Cambridge Audio Azur 351 series? I'm trying to get the very best integrated amp for under $600. I still think I should try to get a used NAD for that price.
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Marantz make some great amps, the nice warm house sound. PM6004 and 7004 would be my picks.

 

Or go for the Rega Brio R =P

 

I use a Marantz AVR to run my LS-50's - it's a very nice combination. 

post #84 of 145

I usually use my LS-50's in my Home theater.

 

This morning I moved them up to the two-channel setup (and put my Quad 57's in the closet for now).

 

I'm pretty amazed at how good these are with a SOTA tt, Marantz SACD and a Heed amp.  

 

I've been listening to music all day and can't stop.   Everything sounds AMAZING.   Best so far - the new Daft Punk on vinyl. 

 

 

PS:  I also own P3ESR's and really like them.   The LS-50's are absolutely in the same league as the Harbeths and better in some ways.  

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Are your LS-50's on stands?

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Skylan two-posters. 

 

http://www.skylanstands.com

 

post #87 of 145

Kef are doing a floorstanding version, the rumour mill says.

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Part of the reason this is so good is that it's a monitor.   I can't imagine a tower version being anything but 'not as good'.  

 

I did hear the '50th Anniversary edition' will be replaced at the end of the year with another version.   I would think that would be cosmetic only but who knows. 

post #89 of 145

Well, it's the enclosure and the drivers that are so good - if there's one area it's lacking it's that it's not as full range as larger monitors (or floorstanders for that matter) and doesn't pretend to try. When I get mine they'd be used in an home theatre set-up so the sub would take care of the bottom, but for 2 channel it wouldn't hurt to have a version that can dig deeper.

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Skylan two-posters. 

 

http://www.skylanstands.com

 

 

Nice setup!

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