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Thread: Wharfedale Linton Heritage; What amps are being used

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    I have a pair of Wharefdale Linton (new version)speakers that i am currently using with a Quad Artera pre and power on them. I am thinking about a change back to an integrated and wondered who else has the speakers and what they use. i don't think the Quads are really getting the best from them. I have heard them sound ,say sharper. So looking at possibly, Luxman,Accuphase,Canor any other suggestions.Will arrange a demo in near future but always good to have some input. Gato was another amp and possibly say Ming Da Piccolo . Would be good if it had an MM input . Most of this stuff would be ex den or second hand would love to try a Leben but they are not too common .

    any input appreciated.

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    midland audio has a leben integrated if you want but not sure if it would be ok with the lintons
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    Thanks I think it’s the cs300 which I think may be slightly underpowered.

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    Yes I think so sadly
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    If you look on pink fish shrink in Edinburgh has just listed his 5 month old 505 11 luxman at 3k .some lovely stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    If you look on pink fish shrink in Edinburgh has just listed his 5 month old 505 11 luxman at 3k .some lovely stuff
    Luxman is a good choice. Mine has driven various speakers (PMC, ATC, B&W, Harbeth) over several years and keeps bass in control. Not tried with Lintons though. MM input works well too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin2040 View Post
    I have a pair of Wharefdale Linton (new version)speakers that i am currently using with a Quad Artera pre and power on them. I am thinking about a change back to an integrated and wondered who else has the speakers and what they use. i don't think the Quads are really getting the best from them. I have heard them sound ,say sharper. So looking at possibly, Luxman,Accuphase,Canor any other suggestions.Will arrange a demo in near future but always good to have some input. Gato was another amp and possibly say Ming Da Piccolo . Would be good if it had an MM input . Most of this stuff would be ex den or second hand would love to try a Leben but they are not too common .

    any input appreciated.

    Colin

    The Quad Artera pre + power are very good and you can pay a whole lot more and get worse.

    The Ming Da and Leben aren't really suitable.

    What is your budget ?

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    I would go £2000 to 2500 even a bit more if right amp. I loved my Luxman but want to hear on the end of some speakers but I am open to suggestions

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    Don’t disagree with comments on Quad I like them but I just think they are not best match for wharfedales.

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    I heard the Quad Vena and Audiolab 6000A with the Lintons. Quad was nice but a bit Radio 4. Audiolab was punchier and more upbeat but by no means uncouth. Nice combo. Rega Elex-R would be excellent too I think.

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