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Old 03-05-2011, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by BuffaloBill View Post
You won't find much interest or respect for integrateds here.
I usually call em like I see em, and I think your comment is totally incorrect.

Over the past year or so I've seen literally hundreds of posts on AA relative to integrated amps, and there are dozens of us here who use them in our systems.

The problem with many "separates" owners is the fact that they have a hard time accepting the fact that there are at least several "great" integrated amps that sound as good as, and in many cases, better than all but the very best separate components.

I own both in my systems. I have excellent separate components, (Spectral) and an excellent integrated amp, (McIntosh MA7000)and I really don't prefer one over the other. The two are in different systems in different locations and I play both, depending on what I want to hear and where I happen to be.

I just noticed that you own integrated amps and I'm having a hard time figuring out what prompted your comment.
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