LRB255

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Hi all

Looking for some opinions/advice regards integrated amps. My circumstances have changed and I need to look at moving on my multiple boxes and go for an integrated amp setup as space is not of a premium  (the thought of no rack and reduced cables would be most welcome as well)

I would be looking at running a turntable, streaming and would also like to put the tv through the speakers, speakers being the Eclipse TD712, budget could be up to 5/6k if needed. I heard a Devialet 220 pro and Lyngdorf 2170, also quick listen to a Mcintosh 9000. Nice but way out of my price band :( 

Thanks in advance

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If you like your sound so detailed that it sounds lean, you can try a devialet. Or give the parasound halo integrated a try.  The parasound has a more mellow, all is well kinda sound. I have both. But I prefer using my parasound in my HT, as it is also used by my wife both for music and movies. And she finds it easy to use the parasound with a CCA going digital in to its inbuilt dac. And the entire system is controlled by a logitech harmony elite. So it's just the touch of a button for her to shuffle between movies and music. The devialet is supposed to be controllable by logitech too. But never worked in my room. 

The hegel H300 is a great suggestion. And is supposedly a certain step above the parasound. The newer hegels have inbuilt streaming too. So will be a true all in one for you. But I've never heard one, but read great gushing reviews about its sound quality and usability. 

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Hegel is a great one box but no phono stage.

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Peachtree Nova 150 or 300

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Some interesting suggestions, thanks. Hegal looks interesting but would like to include a phono stage albeit I do have a Dynavector which I could use 

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Look out for one of these, sorry no phonostage. http://en.audionet.de/machines/dna/

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Have you considered the Convert Plato or Musical Fidelity Encorre 225.

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3 hours ago, LRB255 said:

Some interesting suggestions, thanks. Hegal looks interesting but would like to include a phono stage albeit I do have a Dynavector which I could use 

I can’t seem to find out anything on your speakers. Are they the spherical ones.  What sensitivity and power handling are they?

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11 hours ago, yoda900 said:

Hegel is a great one box but no phono stage.

Oops...you are right.

Both the parasound and devialet have inbuilt phono stages. But the devialet's should be better than the a lot of all in one's,  as it has active cartridge matching.

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No phono stage but this Electrocompaniet ECI 6DX does everything else and the separate Electrocompaniet phono stage is of world class quality.

https://electrocompaniet.com/collections/integrated-amplifiers/products/eci-6dx

https://electrocompaniet.com/collections/classic-line/products/ecp-2

And maybe a new turntable to match :D.

https://electrocompaniet.com/collections/classic-line/products/ecg-1

Sorry I do get carried away when looking at Electrocompaniet products sometimes .:love:

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The revised Lindemann Musicbook due out by the end of the year will have a phono stage option. The Musicbook 50 or 55 power amp would just stack directly under it - no heat issues. Quite a potent combination, as I sit here listening to the current incarnation of the Musicbook 20/55 through Boenicke W5SE. 

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18 hours ago, LRB255 said:

Hi all

Looking for some opinions/advice regards integrated amps. My circumstances have changed and I need to look at moving on my multiple boxes and go for an integrated amp setup as space is not of a premium  (the thought of no rack and reduced cables would be most welcome as well)

I would be looking at running a turntable, streaming and would also like to put the tv through the speakers, speakers being the Eclipse TD712, budget could be up to 5/6k if needed. I heard a Devialet 220 pro and Lyngdorf 2170, also quick listen to a Mcintosh 9000. Nice but way out of my price band :(

Thanks in advance

This would be top of my choice for an integrated amp (unless you can find a Canary from about 15 years ago they did a beaut of an integrated).   If you have £1700 burning a whole in your pocket  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audio-Research-DSi200-Stereo-Integrated-Amplifier/273529367611?hash=item3faf9eec3b:g:n7MAAOSwTHtb1LEe:rk:2:pf:0

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/audio-research-dsi200-integrated-amplifier-tas-204/ for a good review 

For £100 more another great one if you like full on valves is the EAR 834. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EAR-Yoshino-834-Integrated-Valve-Amplifier/113338865026?hash=item1a6385d582:g:~UEAAOSwwZ9b15fm:rk:1:pf:0

I would be happy with any of the above,

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Super Wammer

Wow, uzzy, that Audio Research looks great!

Looking up the spec of the speaker, allowing for what seems some dodgy translation, it seem the max power handling (not ‘input resistance’) is 75watts and yet it’s only 84dB sensitivity.  A bit of care is required then in not overdriving it or expecting it to fill a larger room.  

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