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Dynaudio with NAD?

Mayank Shah

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Please share your experiences with Dynaudio speakers (Emit M20) with NAD 356 amp. Thanks.
 
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jai1611

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Have heard the older Audience 52 with that amp. Bad combination. Bass sounds bloated, that speaker can sound a lot better than it did with Nad. From what I've read, the Emit series are closer to the older Audience and Contour series than subsequent models so make sure you try them together before committing
 

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Sounds absolutely terrible. Look for a better more neutral amp. NAD has the usual low end British equipment bass bloat.
 

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Thanks. I thought NAD went from Britain to Denmark to Canada, but looks like you still got some British beef with NAD....:D.
Haha their sound hasn't changed much over the years though.

Trouble with Dynaudio is that they simply need 2-3x the cost of the speakers in amplification to really shine.
 

audiopro

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Please share your experiences with Dynaudio speakers (Emit M20) with NAD 356 amp. Thanks.
As everyone has said above the NAD doesn't have the power or the tonality to make the dynaudio sing.
The emit is still better power wise. I did hear the Emit 10 with a Marantz 8005 amp and it was beautiful provided you didn't push it.
Otherwise look for a used bryston power amp. They really open up the Dynaudio well. Dynaudio makes decent speakers but they need power unless you go for their active speakers.
 

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I have used Audience 82 with Plinius 2100i. Excellent. If you can get Plinius...atleast a used one. Plinius amps are very expensive.
 

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I don't know much about the newer dynaudio models.

In the past, I have known a few people who have experimented with these amps from Nad, Rotel etc with the contour series and audience series bookshelf speakers. I used to own the 350 in the past ( ~12 years ago) and have taken it to a friends home to try it with a dyn audience 50 ( I think )speaker. Absolutely bad match.

The integrateds from NAD don't work well with dynaudio. But they managed to get pretty decent sound using NAD or Rotel power amps ( the really big models from yesteryears) along with preamps from other brands. End of the day, they were happier when they moved to other brands like krell, plinius, electrocompaniet etc.
 

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I'm using Emit M20's with a Linn Klout Power Amplifier(Balanced; 160W/4Ohms) and they sound excellent - Base out of these is so good for the size, paired with a good DAC produce a very clear and detailed sound.

I've heard they only work well powerful Amp's dont know much about your particular NAD Amp but I think you may need something with a bit more oomph to get the best out these particular Speakers.
 
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