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    Join Date: Mar 2013

    Location: nottingham

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    I'm nigel.

    Default AV amp modding.....sort of

    Following the recent demise of my power amplifier I have pressed into use the power amp section of an oldish Nad AV amplifier.
    This sounds surprisingly clean and punchy, typical Nad I guess.

    As this is going to be used for a while yet a question comes to mind.
    The Nads internals are connected up using ribbon connectors....Dac, Preamp, Display boards etc, would I achieve any improvement in sound quality....and would it compromise the power sections performance if I powered down the unused parts of the amp?


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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.


    I would give it a go. It might reduce noise; the less the power supply has to do the better, at least in theory.

    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SLP1200 CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *

    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

  3. #3
    Join Date: Aug 2008

    Location: Suffolk, UK

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    I'm Paul.


    Assuming that you have 4 or more channels you could try bi-amping too, if your speakers allow it and the AV amp can be set up for it.

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