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  1. #1
    Join Date: May 2019

    Location: Poland

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    I'm Kacper.

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    Good day,

    I was wondering if you can provide me with recommendadion of an amp ( rather budget friendly) to match my speakers which are http://www.visaton.de/en/products/2-way-speakers/alto-i 4ohmand 83db efficient. I was planning on buying either allo's volt +d or NEW2018 Indeed Audiophile Class D TDA7498E MKII 160WX2 but i do not know if these are good options for me.
    Im concerned about buying an amp which is capable of driving my speakers



    Kind regards,
    KK
    Last edited by Kacper; 30-05-2019 at 00:15.

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    Join Date: Sep 2013

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    I'm Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacper View Post
    Good day,

    I was wondering if you can provide me with recommendadion of an amp ( rather budget friendly) to match my speakers which are http://www.visaton.de/en/products/2-way-speakers/alto-i 4ohmand 83db efficient. I was planning on buying either allo's volt +d or NEW2018 Indeed Audiophile Class D TDA7498E MKII 160WX2 but i do not know if these are good options for me.
    Im concerned about buying an amp which is capable of driving my speakers



    Kind regards,
    KK
    Hi KK
    A great power amp is the Quad 306.

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    Join Date: Jul 2017

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    How much do you want to spend kacper?

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    Your speakers are an easy load I reckon pretty much any amp will drive them without issues.

    They are low sensitivity though so depending on how big your room is and how far away you sit from them you might need power/watts. If you can find one I'd try and get Denon PMA 250 or 350, the original version with the white lettering.

    If you want to buy new Cambridge Audio are a fairly safe bet and not expensive.
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    How about one of the topping or smsl amps you can pick up cheap from the orient.

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    Last edited by Pepperamip; 30-05-2019 at 07:37.
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    RPi + Allo Digione
    Beresford Caiman Seg & Dorado powered by 15v Linear PSU
    Transcendent Sound Mini Beast OTL
    Amptastic Mini-1
    Klipsch KG4.5 Speakers with Titanium Diagphrams and Sonicap Cap upgrade
    110aH Leisure Battery powers the Mini-1 & Digione

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    Join Date: May 2019

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    Hi everyone,
    Thank you for your replies. My budget is 350 bucks.
    I am tempted to choose a d class amp, since now i am using arcam 290 delta and denon pma 757 which is good but I would prefer sth more analogue sounding.
    I' ve read lots of good opinions on volt+ d monoblocks amp but its rated 60 W and I dont konw if this will be enough.

    Regards,
    KK

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    Join Date: May 2018

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    Hi Kacper,

    here's my suggestion. It's Class D - can run all day long without issue, drive fairly inefficient speakers and sounds absolutely marvelous.

    I've got two of them and they see off some very expensive kit.

    Only downside is they only have 1 line input but it does have a USB input to an inbuilt DAC. It's not the greatest DAC in the world but for the price can't really complain.

    It also sounds very good with an additional pre-amp which can have more inputs too.

    The guy who sells them (Garry) is also a top guy and will answer any questions you have usually pretty quickly.


    http://www.musicalparadise.ca/store/...&product_id=75


    Cheers,

    Chris

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    Join Date: May 2019

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    Thanks Chris!

    This seems to be what im looking for!
    Do you use your units as monoblocks or as two different sets, I wonde.

    Kind regards,
    KK

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    Join Date: May 2018

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    Hi Kacper,

    I did actually try two units powering L&R channels but the quality increase was not significant. Maybe with more demanding speakers in a larger listening environment it may have yielded even better results but to be honest the little thing sounds so good on its own I just went back to using one.

    I don't like over-hyping stuff but its the biggest bargain in hifi as far as I'm concerned - I also don't always put much faith in the reviews but they are pretty much universally in agreement.

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    Join Date: May 2019

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    Thanks again Chris!

    You've been very helpful and thanks to you I' ll probably become a happy owner soon.

    Regards,
    KK

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