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Old 10-22-2019, 08:41 PM
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I have had the Parasound JC5 for about a year now. Previous to that I owned the A21. The JC5 is an improvement to the A21 in sound quality plus more power. I am using the McIntosh C2600 as my preamp. You won’t go wrong by purchasing the JC5.
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:55 PM
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McIntosh MC 452
Simaudio 400 Mono blocks
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:24 PM
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+1 mc452
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Old 08-29-2020, 01:44 AM
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Agree, that mc452 is an absolutely stunning piece of kit
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Old 08-29-2020, 03:22 PM
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maharajs... Welcome to AA!
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Old 08-31-2020, 04:04 PM
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Getting an amp would be highly dependent on your speakers and the rest of your equipments and speaker cables as well as other cables used in your system setup.
The synergy between your amps and speakers are very important. There's no such an absolute answer as to what would be the best ideal amp. Each is different depending on your speakers.
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Old 10-12-2020, 11:40 PM
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Rotel Michi S5 Stereo amp or Monoblock

Rotel Michi M8 Monoblock


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Old 10-13-2020, 06:12 PM
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Atma Sphere tube Mono blocks to take the edge off.
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Old 10-14-2020, 01:29 AM
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I suggest you consider Krell’s Duo 300 XD.
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