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    Josie everyone is going to give you something different to consider, if I was looking for something sub £100 I'd be looking at a late 70's or early 80's Technics class A


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    Thanks all.

    Another option is something like a quad 405-2 with a passive or maybe a 303?

    Just thinking about the cohesion with tannoy speakers. Quad are a good match me thinks.

    The Sony amps look nice though I must admit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac Hawk View Post
    Josie everyone is going to give you something different to consider, if I was looking for something sub £100 I'd be looking at a late 70's or early 80's Technics class A
    Technics... Not thought of them.

    How about TRIO too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    Hi all.

    A friend of mine is looking for a decent integrated amplifier for not much outlay. Phono stage would be good too.

    Her speakers are Tannoys but can't remember the type.

    Can anyone recommend something, old or new it's not an issue so long as it sounds decent.

    Many thanks
    Josie

    I have a Marantz PM40SE which is a very nice amp, it was my back up amp, and I was going to use in second system, but not going to now. All I want is £70 plus P&P.

    or see

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Cambridge-A...9001620&chn=ps

    Personally I think you friend would get a better result phono wise with a https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cambridge...UAAOSwRW9cfBCy

    these are great MM/MC phonostages and what I started with

    Or if your friend is going to go MM then https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAMBRIDGE...IAAOSwAzVcgXQs

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    I recently bought an Onkyo A9211 for my bedroom system , and have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how good it is!
    A healthy 60 wpc, and a phono Input too.
    Outlets for 2 sets of speakers too if thatís important to you.
    Iíd certainly recommend it for a system without too much outlay.
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    Josie, does your friend have any preferences about sound character? As in, very detailed, fast, light-footed; or more fluid, rounded, tube-like? Answering that question might narrow it down. If more fluid, tube-like sound is what she likes, I can highly recommend the older Sugden integrateds like the A28. I have the separates versions of that model (C28/P28) and they sound outstanding. They lack only a bit of detail in their presentation, otherwise they are hard to fault. Very full sound, dynamic, punchy, but never harsh. Phono stage is very good also. I've not heard many Tannoys, so can't comment on matching, but they sound great with my KEF Ref. 103.2 and have no trouble driving what can be a difficult speaker for many amps of lower power (used in a small room being the caveat there). Prices of the older Sugden gear should be reasonable.

    Best of luck finding something.

    Svend

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    Hi Svend.

    She likes my amp sound which is a very good valve amp so I'd like to recommend something to match with that in a way. Her speakers are 12" Golds in Lancasters (a bit of my influence there, lol)

    So it doesn't need to be mega-watty - 50watts would be more than enough but not valve as she's got a young one and one with a tendency of throwing stuff. lol

    Sugden, not heard any amplifiers by them, only a few cd players over the years. I was never a fan of those TBH but amp wise it's interesting.

    Her room is about 4/5m square-ish. So a little bigger than mine.
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    You could also take a look at the digital integrated thread Josie. quite a few amps mentioned there too that also have digital inputs. It can be handy having both.

    https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...47#post1069047
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    Thanks, Grant.

    Yes the QUAD VENA is a nice bit of kit. I've personally used a small Digital amp on my speakers and it sounded surprisingly good even at 15watts.

    It's a bit pricey though... and she would need the VENA 2 as well as that I believe has the phono stage... mind you, a seperate stage wouldn't be bad to get. It's just the price.
    Thorens TD124 (Schopper refurbed) - SME 3009 S2 (None improved) (Audio Origami refrubished) - Ortofon SPU GT - RPI 3 & ALLO Katana 1.2 DAC with Isolator - Tube Distinctions Copper Amp (Using KT150's) - Croft Epoch Elite (Very highly upgraded) - Studer A80R Master Recorder (High Speed 15/30 IPS) - Rectec M142 monitor - 15" Tannoy Monitor Gold Loudspeakers in Lockwood Major cabinets - Tannoyista SPEC 3 Custom Crossovers - VanDamme Black Speaker Cable - Mark Grant Interconnects

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    Would a Quad 909 or maybe a vintage 303 or 405-2 matched with a Tisbury or something be a good match with tannoys?

    Never used any Quad on my speakers so I wouldn't know if any of those models are any good with such a sensitive speaker.

    Although I do know that Abbey Road used to use 303's with their TANNOY monitors so there might be something there.
    Thorens TD124 (Schopper refurbed) - SME 3009 S2 (None improved) (Audio Origami refrubished) - Ortofon SPU GT - RPI 3 & ALLO Katana 1.2 DAC with Isolator - Tube Distinctions Copper Amp (Using KT150's) - Croft Epoch Elite (Very highly upgraded) - Studer A80R Master Recorder (High Speed 15/30 IPS) - Rectec M142 monitor - 15" Tannoy Monitor Gold Loudspeakers in Lockwood Major cabinets - Tannoyista SPEC 3 Custom Crossovers - VanDamme Black Speaker Cable - Mark Grant Interconnects

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