Casper82

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  1. Casper82

    Amp advice

    Hi all, seems as I’ve had the Nad and Tibo for about a week now I thought I’d post an update on my findings. Nad T754 first impressions: This thing is heavy and built like a tank, except for a few small scratches on the top it is in great condition and was worth the £50 that I paid for it. Tibo bond mini: The complete opposite of the Nad, this thing is very small and plastic. Setup only took a few minutes and within no time I was streaming Spotify connect and Apple Music via Airplay. First impression of overall sound: Not great to be honest. There was hardly any bass and the sound was very flat and boring. I connected the Nad to an old TV and went through a few of the speaker configurations. Despite factory resetting the Nad it was setup by default to roll off the low end to a subwoofer, I disabled all speakers including the sub and tweaked a few other settings and then had another listen. This time it was much more better, the bass is now present and the speakers sound more lively, however at low volumes they still don’t sound great, these speakers like to be player loud. impressions after a week: After using everything for a week, today suddenly the speakers started to sound more musical and have tighter bass. I was listening to “Best part of me” by Ed Sheehan and it surprisingly sound good, the vocals and guitars sounded good for the type of speaker they are. I switched over to some Rock and the drums hit with more authority and the guitars and vocals again sounded quiet good. I’m not sure if the Nad had been sitting around for a while as a big plume of dust came out when I first turned it on and the fans kicked in. It’s as if after using everything for a week it suddenly just changed how it sounded. I have also found that Apple Music via AirPlay sounds better than Spotify Connect, although this could be something to do with the Tibo effecting the sound. I still do plan on getting a power amp, the Nad can drive the Jamo’s fine although I do feel that they with more power they would be better. I also plan on upgrading my streamer to something better in the future as well. I do have a question about the crossover settings. It’s currently set to 80Hz, would this seem right for the Jamo’s or should I lower it and if so, which Hz do you recommend to lower it to?
  2. Casper82

    Amp advice

    @Lurch Thank you for clearing that up, sorry about the misunderstanding and I’ll be sure to PM you if I wish to purchase the Sony 👍
  3. Casper82

    Amp advice

    @eddie-baby Thank you for the offer, I’ve spent my budget this month getting the amp, Tibo and speaker cables etc. I was looking to pick up a CD player possibly next month or the month after, depending on if I need a power amp. If the Sony is still available then I may take you up on the offer. Thanks
  4. Casper82

    Amp advice

    Hi all, Just an update on where I am and what my future plans are. I have just ordered a nad T754 AV receiver from eBay, it should arrive with me on Wednesday or Thursday. The aim is to use this for the next month to see how it performs and if needed add a power amp to it next month. I did read that when you use the preout for the main channels it disables the nad’s amplifier section for these channels, however this doesn’t matter as I would most probably pickup the Behringer KN750 and use the nad as a preamp. I also picked up a Tibo Bond Mini, I was originally going to get a Chromecast Audio but decided on the Tibo as it was the same price but also has Bluetooth and Airplay as well as Spotify connect so it covers more bases. I will also be looking to add a CD player and will be looking at the secondhand market again so if anyone can recommend any good nad CD players to look out for, or if there is anything else I should look for. The budget would up to £100 but around £50-£60 would be great. Thank you everyone for your help and recommendations, if anyone has any advice on which CD player to go for it would be appreciated. I will update this thread once I receive the amp and put it through it’s paces.
  5. Casper82

    Amp advice

    @mr neds Thank you for the offer, I’m still waiting to hear back from the Sony owner. Once I hear back from them I will let you know. Thanks
  6. Casper82

    Amp advice

    @gasolin No it doesn’t have to be an AV receiver. At the moment the choice is between a new Behringer KM750 and the Sony or nad AV receivers that I mentioned. I’m still waiting to hear back from the Sony owner while I decide what to do.
  7. Casper82

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    @insider9 Just waiting to see if the seller still has the amps for sale. I have also just seen a nad T754 AV receiver for sale as well, would this be a good alternative if the Sony is not available?
  8. Casper82

    Amp advice

    @rabski I have just been looking at the Sony’s back panel and it has pre outs for the front channels so I could always add a power amp later if needed. Plus it also has 2 subwoofer pre outs. I’ll admit that I did completely overlook this amp at first but you mentioning AV receivers reminded me of it. I’ll message the seller as £70 for 2 is a bargain and it fits in my budget as £100 was the maximum I wanted to spend on an amp for these speakers.
  9. Casper82

    Amp advice

    @rabski I was recommended a Sony STR-DB930 by @insider9 earlier in this thread, someone local to me is actually selling two for £70 so this could possibly be an option. @insider9 also recommended PA amplifiers to me as well.
  10. Casper82

    Amp advice

    @rabski I bought the Jamo’s for use with party’s and just for some fun to get me through while I save for my main system. With the type of speaker they are I think a PA amplifier would be best suited to them. I also know they may not be really true HiFi speakers and can’t justify spending too much on an amplifier as I don’t think it would make them sound any better.
  11. Casper82

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    @gasolin Yeah my only concern is blowing up the Jamo’s with that much power so I will take it easy to see how they handle it. I have been doing a lot of research and with my budget as well the Behringer seems like the best choice.
  12. Casper82

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    @gasolin Thanks for the information about the nad amps, I have looked at some of these on ebay. I have also been researching the Behringer amps and have found a KM750 brand new for £99 and I am seriously considering getting it.
  13. Casper82

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    @gasolin Thanks for the video links, that NAD 2200 has some crazy power, I just checked eBay but there doesn’t seem to be any on there.
  14. Casper82

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    @Amormusic Yes I’m am now thinking about getting a Chromecast audio for now and either getting a cheap amp for now while I save for something better or just wait until I can up my budget a bit.
  15. Casper82

    Amp advice

    @Amormusic That’s great to hear, a Chromecast audio might be the way to go at first until funds allow for a dedicated streamer. Now all I need to do is settle on which Amplifier I am going to use. I’m starting to think that maybe I should wait a little longer so I can increase my budget a bit.