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U6astik
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Amplification for PSB Synchrony One?

I would appreciate any suggestion on what kind of amplifiacation is optimal for PSB Synchrony One and Oppo-95. (300w @ 4 Ohms)

Amplification should include integrated amp or preamp AND power amp(s).

Music: only highly-emotional classical music (eg. Shostakovich) at high volume.

Budget: 3000$ (may be a bit higher for a VERY good equipment)

P.S. It will be my first proper stereo system.

Thank you

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Amplification

I have tried many different combinations with the one's and have found them to sound best with warmer sources and amplification.  I have used Solid State amps and tubes and have found that they sound best to me through tubes.  With that said, I'm using a Conrad Johnson Classic SE and Rogue M-180 Mono's.  They most definitely respond to power, but I have listened to them through a 60 watt Conrad Johnson amp and found them just a pleasurable in a much sweeter way.  Consider used equipment on Audiogon.  I don't think you can go wrong with brands like Conrad Johnson, Rogue, and Quicksilver and for solid state NAD, Ayre and Musical Fidelity.  The One’s are very transparent, if there is a weak link in your chain you will hear it.     

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Thanks, but...

... I would like to understand where the weak spot can be before actually hearing it.

With no doubt, Rougue is great, but monoblocks cost more than pair of One-ssad

Conrad Johnson Classic SE (about 1,5 - 2k$) is, on the other hand, more affordable solution (just a pre-).

So, I'll need 100 - 300 wpc @ 4 Ohms (300 is, of course, more preferable) stereo or monoblock amps (monos are, again more preferable).

elem79, thank you very much for your advice

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