Budget amplifier for Elac Debut B5.2

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abhi-JET

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Hi,
Can you please help me deciding the amplifier for ELAC Debut B5.2? I have shortlisted following 3 amplifiers. Are they good? Which one is better if cost factor is IGNORED? Room is not big.

1) Pioneer A10AE
2) Marantz PM5005
3) Yamaha S-R202

Thanks a lot!
 

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Hi,
Can you please help me deciding the amplifier for ELAC Debut B5.2? I have shortlisted following 3 amplifiers. Are they good? Which one is better if cost factor is IGNORED? Room is not big.

1) Pioneer A10AE
2) Marantz PM5005
3) Yamaha S-R202

Thanks a lot!
The amps are good but don't think they are good for the elacs. These are amazing speakers and sound great when fed with lots of power. Having used these speakers,I'd suggest you look for an amp with around 100w at 8 ohms delivery and capability to go down to 4ohms.

MaSh
 
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Bhaskar Jyoti Talapatra

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Hi,
Can you please help me deciding the amplifier for ELAC Debut B5.2? I have shortlisted following 3 amplifiers. Are they good? Which one is better if cost factor is IGNORED? Room is not big.

1) Pioneer A10AE
2) Marantz PM5005
3) Yamaha S-R202

Thanks a lot!
Of these three amps my vote will be for marantz 5005 for its musicality. But this amp is sans phono input and DAC so you will have to buy a separate phono if you want to play vinyls and a decent DAC in future. I have been using marantz pm 6005 and I am more than happy.
Cheers
 
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Of these three amps my vote will be for marantz 5005 for its musicality. But this amp is sans phono input and DAC so you will have to buy a separate phono if you want to play vinyls and a decent DAC in future. I have been using marantz pm 6005 and I am more than happy.
Cheers

5005 has phono input @Bhaskar Jyoti Talapatra
 
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Of these three amps my vote will be for marantz 5005 for its musicality. But this amp is sans phono input and DAC so you will have to buy a separate phono if you want to play vinyls and a decent DAC in future. I have been using marantz pm 6005 and I am more than happy.
Cheers
Which speakers have you connected to 6005?
 
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The amps are good but don't think they are good for the elacs. These are amazing speakers and sound great when fed with lots of power. Having used these speakers,I'd suggest you look for an amp with around 100w at 8 ohms delivery and capability to go down to 4ohms.

MaSh
Does it mean - they are not good even for medium volume listening?
 
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Does it mean - they are not good even for medium volume listening?
It's not about how loud the amp can drive a speaker. It's about clarity, dynamics, agility,etc and these get compromised if the amp is unable to drive the speaker well.

As an example, these speakers have awesome bass. Bass production needs power and if the amp cannot give the needed amount of power immediately, then the beats will sound flat. Amp needs to hace sufficient power and headroom to provide the speaker with instantaneous power.

Try to audition different amps with your speakers and pick the one you like most.

MaSh
 
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Hi,
Can you please help me deciding the amplifier for ELAC Debut B5.2? I have shortlisted following 3 amplifiers. Are they good? Which one is better if cost factor is IGNORED? Room is not big.

1) Pioneer A10AE
2) Marantz PM5005
3) Yamaha S-R202

Thanks a lot!
Max budget?
 
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