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What are the best amp options to drive KEF R3?

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Chrispy

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Sub is brand jvc,
it was part of home cinema 5.1 system,which i still own.
I'd not bother with those, they're not likely of very good quality let alone capable of significant extension/spl, they're possibly less capable than the R3....
 
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I'd not bother with those, they're not likely of very good quality let alone capable of significant extension/spl, they're possibly less capable than the R3....
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but i really dont care much about sub speakers are 3 way and have decent sub already
thats why they are 3 way not 2 way
 

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i need to have reference quality/ speakers have some bass and i will try their bass first if its not enough i already have 2 spare subs which i can add thats easy.
If you are trying to build a reference recording studio in your home, I’m sure you will need to reconsider the R3s right from the start. Hire a contractor and reconstruct your living space to begin with. That said, you can get mostly there with the R3s and likely a sub or two. Class D amps are great as are many A/B options for those speakers. If SINAD is your thing go with a Purifi or Hypex. If you just need raw power 100w vs 200w is just 3dB. You are starting with a great pair of speakers. I’d not be too focused on the end game right now, but rather just enjoy the journey.
 
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If you are trying to build a reference recording studio in your home, I’m sure you will need to reconsider the R3s right from the start. Hire a contractor and reconstruct your living space to begin with. That said, you can get mostly there with the R3s and likely a sub or two. Class D amps are great as are many A/B options for those speakers. If SINAD is your thing go with a Purifi or Hypex. If you just need raw power 100w vs 200w is just 3dB. You are starting with a great pair of speakers. I’d not be too focused on the end game right now, but rather just enjoy the journey.
I will see how they sound, if i dont like them i will go to the next stage,
r3s are new and i never heard them before,
if i decide to go to the route with nad c298 what are my option as a pre amplifier are there pre amplifier with streaming option or something decent.
In my country i cant find anything decent, i need to get it from there in order for the accountant.
 

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but i really dont care much about sub speakers are 3 way and have decent sub already
thats why they are 3 way not 2 way
Three ways don't necessarily have better bass than a 2-way, that's more often about the midrange capabilities. Your R3s have woofers, not subwoofers.
 
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i will be able to hear them in 2weeks time at least when they arrive.
 

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If you are trying to build a reference recording studio in your home, I’m sure you will need to reconsider the R3s right from the start. Hire a contractor and reconstruct your living space to begin with. That said, you can get mostly there with the R3s and likely a sub or two. Class D amps are great as are many A/B options for those speakers. If SINAD is your thing go with a Purifi or Hypex. If you just need raw power 100w vs 200w is just 3dB. You are starting with a great pair of speakers. I’d not be too focused on the end game right now, but rather just enjoy the journey.
He’s not.
 

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I would look at a used Adcom GFA 555. Nelson Pass designed and 200 WPC. You may need to get it recapped at some point but at $500 +/- you have that in savings and it will last for another 30 years. You would most likely be able to sell it for as much (or more if updated) as you paid for it.

Plenty for sale on Ebay.
 
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