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Integrated Amplifier with HT Bypass

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Integrated Amplifier with HT Bypass

I've been looking for an integrated amp with home theatre bypass to use with the preouts on my Denon AVR and use the amp for 2 channel listening. I've been researching amps up to $1000 or so and have identified Creek Evo50, MarantzPM8000 series and Audiolab6000A as potential candidates(new,used). I was wondering if anyone has taken this approach and what you are using.
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I am using a slightly different setup. I have an Anthem receiver with a Bryston power amp. It sounds excellent for 2.0 (hi-res Flac, SACD, DVD-A) and 5.1 SACD, DVD-A).
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audit13 wrote: I am using a slightly different setup. I have an Anthem receiver with a Bryston power amp. It sounds excellent for 2.0 (hi-res Flac, SACD, DVD-A) and 5.1 SACD, DVD-A).
Very nice. I want to run my turntable pre-amp and CD player through the integrated and to not have to fiddle around with volume matching hence the HT pass through. The Denon sounds okay but I feel a dedicated 2 channel will sound better.
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PaliGap wrote: Very nice. I want to run my turntable pre-amp and CD player through the integrated and to not have to fiddle around with volume matching hence the HT pass through. The Denon sounds okay but I feel a dedicated 2 channel will sound better.
Thanks. I've moved away from all analog audio sources and this is why I use my Anthem receiver. I'll be replacing my current Anthem with the mrx540 to get Atmos compatibility. I would like to have a dedicated 2-channel set up and HT set up but my current living arrangement doesn't allow for this. The Anthem/Bryston is a good compromise for now.

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