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@tuff how do you rate Onkyo Tx-8020 except its lower power output than Norge 1000. Both in same price range.onkyo is having tuner, phono input and sub out. Tx-8220 is again loaded with digital input and preout. I hardly find people recommending onkyo despite of it being feature rich and cheaply priced.I will second Norge amplifiers. Either 2060 or gold1000. What speakers does he have?
I have not heard the Onkyo model mentioned above, But what I can give is a comparision between yamaha RXv 477 and Norge 100 gold paired with Yamaha8390 speakers. The Norge simply blew away the Yamaha AVR even though rated higher in wattage and loads of frills. The Yamaha avr sounded way too bright when paired with the 8390's and bass was not tight enough. Norge really controlled the speakers with authority. And the shrill highs disappeared. So getting the right amp can make a world of difference, even with not so popular 8390 speakers.@tuff how do you rate Onkyo Tx-8020 except its lower power output than Norge 1000. Both in same price range.onkyo is having tuner, phono input and sub out. Tx-8220 is again loaded with digital input and preout. I hardly find people recommending onkyo despite of it being feature rich and cheaply priced.
Which suits better for WD 220? 1000 or 2060?
Depends on the room size ...Hence volume levels which he will listen too ...accordingly amp will use more power as u crank up the volume ...
WD 220 specs says 25 to 100 w ....hence even Norge 2060 should be enough ....
But if room size is big and he listens to music in loud volumes then additional power from Norge 1000 will help to some extent .
Try to do an audition if possible and then decide .
Both Norge 1000 or 2060 will be good, but the1000 has more power which can be of help sometime in the future. Marantz PM5005 can/ may compete with Norge 2060, but not with 1000. Sound signature of Norge and Marantz are more or less equal. To my ears Norge amps sound open and neutral, whereras Marantz is neutral but not that open as Norge.This is for my friend. He is looking for a cheapest stereo integrated which produces good/decent SQ.
Any DIY/unbranded amps that needs to be considered. If not, he may buy a used pm5005