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    New integrated amplifier to drive Magico S3 mk2

    Hi all.

    Am keen to hear views on what amp I should buy to better match my speakers.

    Key points are:
    - currently I have a Devialet Expert Pro 220 driving Magico S3 mk2s
    - room size is medium (16 foot by 18 foot)
    - my cables are crap, looking to upgrade to MIT EVOs (thanks for the recommendatio Mike - have found a dealer here in Singapore)
    - I mainly listen to electronic music and rock
    - My music source from a NAS, mainly FLAC format
    - at the moment I am thinking I either buy another Devialet 220 to upsize to 440w p/c or sell it and buy a Gryphon Diablo 300 or T+A PA3100 HV (thanks again to Mike for the suggestions). Am also interested in the new McIntosh MA9000.
    - I havenít yet tested the above. Some issue with dealers here having testing equipment. I might need to buy blind.

    Help!

    Andrew

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    Re: New integrated amplifier to drive Magico S3 mk2

    Cheapest and best sound to heaven by this config would be another 220!!!


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    Re: New integrated amplifier to drive Magico S3 mk2

    Vitus SIA-025 or SS-101 - my all time fav integrateds with Magico.

    Alternatively, Dan D'Agostino Momentum (used @ ~$24k).
    Adam

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    Re: New integrated amplifier to drive Magico S3 mk2

    Thanks. Have heard a lot of good things about the SIA-025 and am keen to test it if I can. Would it be worth waiting for the SIA-030 or would the 025 do the job with room to spare?

    Cheapest option is of course getting another Devialet 220. Will be interested to compare 2x220 with 1x 220. I can definitely test these at my home.

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    Re: New integrated amplifier to drive Magico S3 mk2

    You should be fine with SIA-025 (unless you are a head banger). The amp is much more powerful than sheer specs sugest (kind like the Accuphase E-600).

    The 220 will offer a very different presentation - make sure you hear both before pulling the trigger.
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    Cables: WEL Signature IC / Shunyata Anaconda Z-Tron SC

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    Re: New integrated amplifier to drive Magico S3 mk2

    Audionet Watt should be as good as Vitus SIA-025 option.
    Marcin

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    Re: New integrated amplifier to drive Magico S3 mk2

    Haven’t come across Audionet before but after a quick google it looks interesting! Amazing review in Stereo magazine (100% sound rating!). Price seems almost too good to be true (Euro12.5k?).

    Thank you. Will add to my list.

    No optional DAC. What is a good DAC to pair with it?

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    Re: New integrated amplifier to drive Magico S3 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by AJR View Post
    Haven’t come across Audionet before but after a quick google it looks interesting! Amazing review in Stereo magazine (100% sound rating!). Price seems almost too good to be true (Euro12.5k?).

    Thank you. Will add to my list.

    No optional DAC. What is a good DAC to pair with it?
    T+A MP 3000 HV should be OK ;-)
    Marcin

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    Re: New integrated amplifier to drive Magico S3 mk2

    Accuphase E-470
    Simaudio Moon 700i

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    Re: New integrated amplifier to drive Magico S3 mk2

    Thanks for the suggestions. Have not come across them TBH. Am really interested to see what the differences are between all these very good options. Is it 5%? 40%? Is there really an appreciable difference between the Devialet 220 and the other options I mentioned? I have seen it with speakers so am open minded.

 

 
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