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Old 4th March 2015, 11:28 AM   #1
wwenze is offline wwenze  Singapore
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Default Left diy-ed audio, returned to audio, need amp recommendation

I stopped playing with audio equipment 2-3 years ago, and now I've decided to upgrade my TA2024 amp to something more powerful.

Prefer to get something from a brand that stays relevant throughout the years, as opposed to stuff that generate hype for a year then fade into obscurity which I have seen too much of and what made me leave audio in the first place. Most importantly it has to last and not give me problems from day one due to bad design. Something with a long warranty from a company that doesn't suddenly disappear/reorg would be nice.

Thing is, i have never looked at those "corporation" brands because I was only looking at "new revolution" and "giant killers" and "SWAG" (or was it called "PRAT" in the past), so I only know of few established brands, like NAD and Cambridge. Now I'm willing to buy them, I have no idea what to buy.

Budget $500-1k USD range.

Currently looking:
NAD D 3020 - because I mainly use it with a computer, the bluetooth is a plus with handphone

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Old 4th March 2015, 11:24 PM   #2
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I suggest getting something that isn't 'exotic' relative to the area you're in.
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Maybe an Audiolab 8200A, an ex-display would be around U$D850 and I`ve seen dealers often sell such. Its made in China ( now owned by TAG ) as the others you mention - NAD and Cambridge.
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