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Any good budget stereo amps?

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any news on the onkyo 9010?
 

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It is probably decent, but I am struggling to see how white paste helps with electromagnetic interference... Keeping the coils from vibrating is probably helpful, or at least not harmful.
 

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It is probably decent, but I am struggling to see how white paste helps with electromagnetic interference... Keeping the coils from vibrating is probably helpful, or at least not harmful.
It is in fact a funny thing the use of that white paste ...
These Chinese Engineers, they surely show some impressive know-how, but at the same time they have some tendency to easily sleep on banana peels like this ... :rolleyes:
 
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I wonder if that thing is made by the same manufacturer that made my jamo amp
Perhaps a teardown will reveal so!

Looking forward in seeing the results of that. 100db SNR + 0.01% THD numbers on the Dayton are quite promising!
 

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Looking forward in seeing the results of that. 100db SNR + 0.01% THD numbers on the Dayton are quite promising!
.01% translates into SINAD of just 80 dB!
 
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What about the Nad D3020?
 

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D3020 V2 , lost the USB input, so not so appealing anymore. However, NAD seems pricier than A-S501 and we're comparing David (2x30W) and Goliath (2x85W) here.
 
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It's just number trl ;) usb input doesn't matter when you can hook a high SINAD dac into it.
 

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You should wait for a review/test for the V2, as the V1 was not perfectly measuring on TOSLINK, also the trebles are a bit higher than 0dB and on the 50Hz THD test the harmonics are kinda higher than expected: https://www.stereophile.com/content/nad-d-3020-integrated-amplifier-measurements. However, lot of folks are really liking this amp, so give it a try, but I still think it's a bit overpriced.
 

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The V1 version of the NAD D3020 had a bit of a patchy reputation for build quality and reliability, hopefully they've addressed that in the V2.
 
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I recently picked up an Emotiva BasX A-100, which I'm using in a desktop system driving Kef Q150's. Definitely worth looking at if you don't need source switching. Completely subjective, but to me seems to perform better than other cheap amps I have - Sure tripath boards, TPA3255, Dayton APA150 etc. Just a basic no-nonsense ClassAB amp.
Glad to hear there are others out there that are happy with the A-100. Mine hasn't shipped yet, but I find it surprising how few people have this amp despite its strong specs.
 

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I'd suggest the Anaview AMS0100-2300. It's about 170 euro in kit form with connector cables (and has built in power supply). All you need to do is put it in a case.
For best performance you have to connect it balanced with short cables though (due to its lack of real input stage).
Will surely measure and sound the best for the price.
http://www.lautsprechershop.de/hifi/anaview_uebersicht_en.htm

Edit: I see your speakers are 8ohm. Perhaps two AMS0100-2300 in BTL mode would be better..
 

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