Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

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What is your main system amplification?

Integrated Amplifier
869
42%
Pre/Power Amplifier
741
36%
Stereo Receiver
264
13%
Multi Channel Receiver
138
7%
Pre + Active Speakers
38
2%
Headphone Amplifier
5
0%
 
Total votes: 2055

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Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by JaS » 15 Dec 2011 12:02

Integrated, multiple box pre/power, monster AV amplifier or just a headphone amp? I thought it might be interesting to see what amplification everyone is using in their main systems :)

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Post by cafe latte » 15 Dec 2011 12:20

Home build power and dnm pre
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Post by LeeS » 15 Dec 2011 12:51

Sansui AU-719 Integrated

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Post by JaS » 15 Dec 2011 12:56

Oops forgot to list mine :oops:

Heybrook Signature Pre-Amp/Power supply and two Heybrook Signature Stereo Power Amplifiers/Power supplies. It sounds fantastic, but it takes up 3 shelves on my rack. If only I could find an integrated that sounds as good - something nice and compact like my old Cyrus 2 8-[

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Post by Dr Pan K » 15 Dec 2011 13:46

pre-power by hitachi (6500 mosfet) though im building a SE valve integrated.

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Post by Brick » 15 Dec 2011 13:47

I went from Yamaha A960 integrated to Yamaha C4/ M4 pre/power combo. Love the phono stage and built in MC capability and haven't really even looked at another unit since.

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Post by pivot » 15 Dec 2011 14:06

Always in a state of flux.

Right now "serious" listening happens with a Bottlehead Quickie rigged as a headphone amp. Got a Dynaco ST-70 power amp that will get a rebuild, perhaps this winter.

The poll however seems to be aimed at what is happening NOW not what we wish were happening.

I do use some powered speakers, older Cambridge Audio, but I consider the Bottlehead driving AKG cans as primary.

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Post by Finger Painter » 15 Dec 2011 14:17

Roksan Kandy pre and Roksan kandy powers. Needed to drive the B&W 802's properly. Love them. Flexible, powerful (although slightly 'up front') and wonderful build quality.

Yamaha AS1000 integrated. The best integrated I have owned and very overlooked. Nice 'old school retro' appeal with a neutral presentation and yet power in abundance. Huge size and weight. Real drive and built to an exceptional standard outside and inside.

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Post by josephazannieri » 15 Dec 2011 14:46

Yo amplifer freaks:

Current setup is a Hafler DH-101 preamp, with a McIntosh MC-250 driving a Dynaudio home brew speaker system with passive crossovers for everything above 400 Hz, and a Dyna ST-120 driving a homebrew Dynaudio woofer (30W100) with passive crossover for everything below 400 Hz.

Also a homebrew volume control for the ST-120 to match levels with MC250.

Wierd enough for you?

And good luck from the old bootlegger, (Home brew is BEST, and I don't pay no steenking taxes!)

Joe Z.

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by pivot » 15 Dec 2011 15:47

pivot wrote:I do use some powered speakers, older Cambridge Audio, but I consider the Bottlehead driving AKG cans as primary.
Sorry that is Cambridge Sound Works from back when Henry Kloss was around, not Cambridge Audio.

Wonder if these two companies have tried wacking each other with lawers over these confusing names.

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Post by crofk » 15 Dec 2011 22:39

I'm using a Marantz 7c pre and a Marantz 8b amp. I inherited these from my father. In the past I've used a Kenwood KR-9600 (used it quite a bit). Also used a Phase Linear 200 for an amp.

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Post by JaS » 16 Dec 2011 17:44

No monster receivers from the 70's in pride of place then :?

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Re: Integrated Amplifier, Pre/Power or Receiver - POLL

Post by shang » 16 Dec 2011 19:27

late version cyrus 1

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Post by duficity » 16 Dec 2011 19:55

My main system uses a Dussun V6i integrated. my den system uses Classe pre/power.

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Post by Tedrick » 16 Dec 2011 20:23

My primary system features a Forte Model 2 preamp driving one or two Forte Model 3 power amps, depending on the speakers in use. The bedroom system has a McCormack TLC-1 preamp feeding a Forte Model 3 amp.

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