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Biscuit

Inane Question

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Since I'm stuck in the lab rather than being at Jammy's bake off, I thought I'd liven the forum up with a pointless Inane question as requested by AK`:D

I'm currently hunting for a new amplifier for my system, so I thought I'd run my short list past everyone, and ask for any additions you think I should make:

Bow Wazoo XL

Marantz MA24 Monoblocks

Marantz PM17KI

MF A1000

Audio Analogue Maestro

Pathos Classic One

Parasound P3/A23

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I had a home dem of the Pathos and wasn't impressed, top end was clear enough and the bass was timed well and deep but mid range was veiled, compared to an all valve amp it just didn,t do voices very well. If you wanted to go down the valve route I recomend this one: http://www.hifidelityaudio.co.uk/store/view_product.php?product=MANLEYSTINGRAY

It has everthing the pathos has plus a great mid range.

Not familiar with the rest of your kit but you may want to take a listen to what Quad has to offer in your price range too.

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I think the Bow obviously, but perhaps try some naim :shock:, and perhaps the para sound, although these may be a bit dry for the stiletto, they like current btw perhaps also try the marantz monos, although I fear that with marantz cd too, it may be a bt to far in the laidback stakes, when you trying the wazoo?

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Just noticed S/C's recoendation for the Stingray, this would be a great match too, if ye can put up with replacing vales and such, would have plenty grip.

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looks matter... no doubt they do...

but,

I once owned some pre production Audio Innovations First Audio Valve mono blocks... they were in the worlds ugliest cases but the sound was pure heaven

listen first and then think about appearance (like with girls really)

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just coz it's not my cup of tea hawk, you have to remember that a lot of times I speak the truth, and others I have my toungue firmly planted in my cheek, figuring out which is which is your job :D

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Biscuit, have you heard the sugden a21a yet?

This is a real peach of an amp, superb match with the ARTs too.. best in it's price range.. v.dynamic.. last demo i had, it beat the shit out of a nait 5i - with rock music too!! I was expecting it to be smooth and slow but it can really dance when you ask it to!

Save a bit of cash over the wazoo too! (and you know with the sugden the money has been spent on the performance - not the looks :P)

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probably devine audio in market harborough

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Don't think the Marantz pair will get your juices going if the Pathos didn't cut the mustard.

By all means try the Parasound if you can - got nothing to lose by trying and you may get pleasantly surprised as I did by what it can do.

I would also say the Sugden is close to what you are looking for to match your speakers.

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