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Matching Amp for KEF Q300

Wharfedale EVO4.4 Speaker

noblejose

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Hello,
I've just bought a KEF Q300:yahoo: (used, 1year old) from a fellow music lover. He paired it with Audio Refinement 'Complete' stereo amp. It sounded awesome; especially the imaging, music instruments separation etc.

In my case, I need a DAC, as many of my collections are FLAC and also streaming audio. So, I've shortlisted Marantz PM6005 (which has an inbuit DAC). or should I go for a NAD/ CA? or any second hand good stereo amp + a separate DAC. My budget is around 40K.

I'm also planning to take my KEF to some dealers who has Marantz PM6005; and NAD, for audition. Any good hifi stereo dealers in Bangalore? ProFx don't have Marantz.

Please give your valuable suggestions/ inputs.

Thanks,
Noble
 

shibashis

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Marantz is a nice choice, you can try the NAD too, but CA is bright and I did find Q300 to be a little bright as well, so their pairing could be questionable.

I like the Q300 quite a lot, if you got them used then that is quite a score I would say. :)
 

Audio_Freek

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Congrats on new purchase. Kef should pair well with Marantz.

First just test with Marantz for some days (Burn in , In case of New) and wait for the results.

In case you feel, something is missing or need more dept in music,Yes go ahead for DAC.
 

noblejose

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Just thought of giving an update to this thread!

I was away from the forum last few weeks, .. I was busy on listening to music!! :)

Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC PLUS is the recent addition to my stereo setup. Chord interconnect between DAC and Marantz PM6004, 12AWG bi-wiring to KEF Q300. That concludes my stereo for tremendous enjoyment!
 
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