ELAC UNI-FI UB5 Bookshelf Speakers - $499
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I've heard great things about the KEF LS50's too.SensualMaths wrote: ↑ Awesome OP, thanks. Was considering these or the KEF LS50w, but feel like these will ultimately be a better bang for buck even with a decent amp into the equation. Wasn't necessarily in the market, but jumped on them anyways!
What amp are you using to drive them? Looking to get another good price/performance component.
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No... that's a headphone amp. It says in the spec it produces 613 milliwatts at 33ohms.snipzy wrote: ↑ Will these work well with my O2+ODAC? Anybody know?
https://www.jdslabs.com/products/48/obj ... ombo-reva/
Feb 22nd, 2018 8:11 pm
tinybabyrobot wrote: ↑ I've heard great things about the KEF LS50's too.
The Elac's are relatively easy to drive, but as with anything, you get what you pay for (unless it's on sale). I used to run these with a NAD D3020, but found that it was lacking. I personally don't really like the "NAD sound", but to many others do. The D3020 should be around $500. It reviews really well! Then I went overboard, and bought an Naim NAIT 5si for these speakers. They sounded better (though 4x the price for the amp better? probably not).
Bang for your buck? If you are okay with refurb and operating with a limited budget - there's a refurbed Cambridge Audio 351a for $299, which is a good deal - https://www.ayreborn.com/products/cambr ... 9185648593
The drawback with this amp is that it's got limited inputs. The only digital input is USB-B from a computer. Why they did that? I don't know. No optical input. Here's a review - https://www.whathifi.com/cambridge-audi ... 51a/review
And, I have dealt with Ayreborn multiple times now. I live in Vancouver so it's close (in Surrey). They have been great. Unlike many of the shops here that are 'full of mystique' and are, honestly, a bit snobby, these guys are pretty straight shooters. At least in my opinion. I have purchased now an entire 5.1 HT set up, and a new pair of bookshelfs from them. My first 5.1 set up was a bit lacking, and I was able to exchange/upgrade with no hassle (again, I live here so that makes it easier)
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Not quite sure what you mean. Both are amps. One is a Home Theatre receiver (amp) - denon, while the other is a stereo integrated amplifier - cambridge audio. If you mean can you use the Azur 351a as an amp paired with the denon avr-x3000, then no, you cannot. There are no pre-outs for L and R channels in the avr-x3000. Also, the 351a only pumps out 45w into 8 ohms, whereas the Denon pumps out 105W.
Feb 24th, 2018 3:50 am
tinybabyrobot wrote: ↑ Not quite sure what you mean. Both are amps. One is a Home Theatre receiver (amp) - denon, while the other is a stereo integrated amplifier - cambridge audio. If you mean can you use the Azur 351a as an amp paired with the denon avr-x3000, then no, you cannot. There are no pre-outs for L and R channels in the avr-x3000. Also, the 351a only pumps out 45w into 8 ohms, whereas the Denon pumps out 105W.
Basically, they are different types of products, and in this case, cannot be paired. If you had a AV receiver with pre-outs, then yes, you could pair an integrated amp with a AV receiver if you wanted to.