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Really good integrated amps

Discussion in 'audio' started by paulfromcamden, Aug 26, 2022.

  1. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I love my little Croft Integrated and have no plans on changing it. But I'm curious, what are the best integrated amps?

    I really like the simplicity of a single box and, impressive as racks and racks of Naim power supplies are, the fact that it doesn't take up a lot of space.
    Fergus and gavreid like this.
  2. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Gosh loads . Moonriver 404 ref
    Norma 70b
    Sugden a21se
    Arcam a38
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  3. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    Very happy with my Rega Elicit R.
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  4. clownfish

    clownfish It's all in the details

    Love my Luxman 505. I mean I really love it. I’ve had a fair amount of Naim kit over the years but this is end game for me.
    Sounds fabulous, looks great to my eyes, and has great nob feel. And it’s got huge analogue meters. I want for nothing. Well, except maybe a technics 1200G to match it.
    seagullsnacker, cb01, JoeJoe and 4 others like this.
  5. tenpercenter

    tenpercenter Don't ya rile 'em.....

    Vintage Sansui amps from the 1970’s or early 80’s

    Vastly overlooked on this forum……..imho !
    paulfromcamden, Wright and brumjam like this.
  6. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    Always had an itch to listen to Lavardin. Hi-Fi Rose looks funky. Leben.
  7. Jodet

    Jodet pfm Member

    I put my Rega IO on my Falcon Q7's last night and was shocked at how good that combination was. Seriously... it was amazing.

    That little Rega... it's not just for budget systems.
    Robert M, cb01, Tarzan and 3 others like this.
  8. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    how much money have you got, because 'up there' there are some amazing amps.
    I'll start with Luxman's L509x.
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  9. chrisd

    chrisd pfm Member

    It’s not the ‘best’, but I really did love my Densen Beat B100 MkV. Wish I never sold it!
  10. spinningdeck

    spinningdeck pfm Member

    Another vote for the Rega Elicit R, also the Cambridge CXA81, both great sounding integrated amplifiers.
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  11. Wright

    Wright pfm Member

    Sansui 9090 is nice.

    Mystic Mac and tenpercenter like this.
  12. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow I am a sound quality evaluation device

    Pathos Inpol 2 Remix
    Luxman 590AX2
    Prima Luna Evo

    Tbf, this is just going to be one of those threads, where after a few pages or so have pretty much every brand and model mentioned.
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  13. Musicraft

    Musicraft Trade: Musicraft

    Integrated amplifiers such ascKinki Studio Audio's EX-M1 and EX-M1+

    Last edited: Aug 26, 2022
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  14. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Oh I've got one sitting unused that I've been thinking I should get around to selling!
    tenpercenter, johnacurtis and chrisd like this.
  15. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I had an AU-7700 when I lived in Tokyo. I bought it cheap from Hi-Fi Do and sold it back to them for less when I came back to the UK. Did sound really nice. I kind of wish I'd kept it...
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  16. x21

    x21 pfm Member

    NAD C 316BEE
  17. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    New amps just now? For sensible(ish) money? I can't see beyond Sugden vs Exposure vs Rega here in the UK really. I like the Nait 3 or A21a in old money...
    Allaboutmusic and Miss Ariel like this.
  18. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Exposure 3510. Heard it with Neat floor standers and could have stayed in the room hours and hours listening to music.
    Ian Owen and Ben&Ted like this.
  19. tenpercenter

    tenpercenter Don't ya rile 'em.....

    Ive got a restored AU101 and AU217 - honestly all the amps you ever need. I use them with a pair of Audio Note AX2’s - perfect combo
    Wright likes this.
  20. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    My Jadis Orchestra bespoke. As well as sounding really good it just looks so cool imho :)



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