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Old 09-09-2012, 10:46 AM
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I think I am going to go with the unknown NewClear NC 1000. If I don't like it, I'll return and pay a 15% restocking fee (which I will try to get waived). Word of mouth reviews are outstanding. I am not stingy when it comes to audio equipment but $2600 is not a bad price. 500 watts into 8 ohms and 1000 watts into 4 ohms.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:00 PM
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Well you could go a different route...

Get a Musical Fidelity M6500i integrated amp. 500 watts per side at 8 ohm and dual mono configuration. A very powerful amp that is very musical. I adore this amp, but cannot afford it. If you like the MF, sell your MC preamp.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:29 PM
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Buy 2 SX-1000 Monoblocks for $1199 Each - Total of $2398 and get 1140 watts into 4 ohms.

I personally own these amps and they drive my Magnepan 20.7's. They are smooth and powerful - no joke. I've heard many amps and these perform with the best I've heard, if not better. They are also quiet, cool, and small so you can put one behind each speaker and run a short speaker wire.

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Old 10-14-2012, 06:39 PM
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I had also considered the Ayre MK-R mono amps. Beautiful looking amps with some decent power.

Anyone try their Maggie's with these amps?
I had MC501s on panels, moved to the Ayre MXRs, then moved to the Bryston 28s, sold the Brystons and re-bought the Ayre MXRs, they are smooth with detail, very linear through the sound range/field and coupled with the Ayre KXR increases those attributes even further.
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I had MC501s on panels, moved to the Ayre MXRs, then moved to the Bryston 28s, sold the Brystons and re-bought the Ayre MXRs, they are smooth with detail, very linear through the sound range/field and coupled with the Ayre KXR increases those attributes even further.
What was it about the Brystons that you didn't like?

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What was it about the Brystons that you didn't like?

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I think they excelled at controlling bass and are very neutral but they did not engage me from a musical viewpoint for long periods of listening (my subjective view). I am glad for having had the experience of owning them, it showed me what great amps they are at what they do.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:09 PM
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I think they excelled at controlling bass and are very neutral but they did not engage me from a musical viewpoint for long periods of listening (my subjective view). I am glad for having had the experience of owning them, it showed me what great amps they are at what they do.
I'm interested to know what the "system" was in whole? What else were you running with it? Cables, cords, power etc.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:38 AM
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A lot of great choices being mentioned. I have done a lot of research on the Sanders Magtech mono amps and they look like a terrific match. I'll likely take them up on the 30 day trial to see how they work in my system. Also thinking of the MC601's as I do like the overall sound of my system, but just need a little more power.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:56 PM
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The Sanders Magtech with 3.7's is a match made in heaven!
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:51 AM
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Another amp to think about...the Parasound JC-1 monos. Likely enough power at 800w into 4 ohms. That, perhaps paired with their JC-2 preamp?

Anyone ever use their Maggie's with Parasound electronics?
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