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Old 27th August 2008, 05:13 PM   #1
trirod is offline trirod  United States
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Default Nad 1300/2600 Monitor Series Amps - any good?

I need a new amp to replace my Arcam Alpha, at least temporarily while I try to repair it. My wife's employer is auctioning off a Nad 1300 Monitor Series pre-amp and 2600 power amp. It's a blind auction so I would just have to send in a bid and hope for the best.

I have read some quite good reviews of these - any thoughts here? My speakers are B&W DM110's.

Assuming these are in decent condition, what would be a fair price for them?
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Old 28th August 2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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Hi Trirod

I know of and have heard several 2600 AMps and I own a 1300 pre, but I have mine paired with the 2100 (50w). Barring the tastes of others, I would suggest that these are excellent units and compare well with units more than twice their price. They do have known issues though, for example NAD uses less than 'gold' quality parts so things like selector switches and pots will need cleaning (Deoxit) on occasion.

As for power and quality of sound, there are tons of reveiws online that speak better to their abilities than I could. I love NAD, they have a lovely rich sound and are capable of tremendous quality by replacing only a few critical parts.

Depending on the price of course, you can always do far worse than NAD.

Good luck.
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Old 26th November 2008, 03:40 PM   #3
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I own 3 nad 1300 preamps and I can't find better for the money. I don't have 300.00 or more to try out more expensive preamps.

Usually you can find these for 100.00 or alittle more. I also own a 2700 Nad and find these very nice amplifiers.
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