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Amp recommendation for Paradigm Studio 60's

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Hi guys,

 

I have a set of Paradigm Studio 60's - https://www.paradigm.com/products-archived/type=tower/model=studio-60/page=overview

 

They are currently being run through a Yamaha RV-V775 - https://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio_visual/av_receivers_amps/rx-v775/index.html

 

I basically use these exclusively for music, so I'm looking at getting away from the AVR and upgrading to (probably) a stereo integrated.

 

Preferences:

1. Stereo integrated. I really only want one unit.

2. Digital input (must have at least optical).

 

Budget: 2 - 4k

 

The speakers were only around $2200 from memory a few years back. I want a great sounding amp so willing to spend up to my max if it's worth it, however if that's more than they deserve 2-3k is fine.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Try this.http://www.lenwallisaudio.com/products/amplifiers/integrated-amplifier/m5si

A superb sounding amplifier  and does everything you want and need.

 

I have one and it sounds beautifully balanced on a wide variety of speakers. IMO, it also represents superb value for money.

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Thanks, I'll have a look at that one. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to have optical input though.

 

Cheers,

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Consider Yamaha AS2100, there’s a used one in Gumtree for $1800.

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I've done some research on the M5si you mentioned rantan - it does look great, except for the USB digital only which is a bummer. Not sure why they wouldn't put an optical on it.

 

Anyway it's on the shortlist while I keep looking. I'd rather not have to get a separate DAC for optical in if I can avoid.

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4 hours ago, rantan said:

 

Try this.http://www.lenwallisaudio.com/products/amplifiers/integrated-amplifier/m5si

A superb sounding amplifier  and does everything you want and need.

 

I have one and it sounds beautifully balanced on a wide variety of speakers. IMO, it also represents superb value for money.

Parasound HiNT6

 

http://www.parasound.com/hint6.php

 

Has all the features you asked for. You should be able to get close to your range in terms of pricing. 

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7 minutes ago, SirRedNob said:

Also looks great but probably pushing it on price, will have a look around. Cheers

Yeah, you just missed out one in the classified. It was well under 4K. If buying new you should aim for 15-20% discount. Good luck hunting.

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Thanks roger - I'm leaning towards an original Halo Integrated (not Hint6). I can get one for 4k delivered - is that a reasonable deal? Was listed at 5.

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Even though your speakers says it's impedance is at 8ohm. According to Stereophile, it can dip to 3.6 Ohm @ 185Hz. The Parasound should be okay IMHO. How it sound, that's entirely up to your ears.:)

 

 

"The Paradigm will play at satisfyingly high levels with relatively low-powered amplifiers. Its impedance (fig.1) remains between 5 and 8 ohms over most of the audioband, though a minimum magnitude of 3.6 ohms at 185Hz and a combination of 5 ohms and –37° electrical phase angle at 110Hz mean that the amplifier used should be capable of dealing with 4 ohm loads.
Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/paradigm-reference-studio-60-v5-loudspeaker-measurements#bTRKK7dKh7p4JGcr.99"

 

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Thanks everyone for the help!
When I was looking around I spent quite a bit of time listening to the Cyrus Lyric and liked the sound of it for an all in one device. You can learn more about them here https://www.lifestylestore.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=+cyrus+lyric. They're a little outside your price range, but you might be able to score a good deal.

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