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Ofer
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Amplifier for Magnepan 3.6Rs

 

I am a proud new owner of a pair of used Magnepan 3.6Rs. Up to two days ago I run these with an old Audiolab 8000a, and thought it sounded great. Yesterday I tried a friend’s Syrus 8vs2 and was amazed at the improvement. I am now convinced that all the talk about matching an amp is real. So I am now eager to find the right amp. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated (would like to keep it under $2K).

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Magnepans like current.

I'd look for an A/B amplifier with a large toroidal transformer(s) and substantial filter capacitance.

Anthem 225 Integrated

NAD C375BEE

Musical Fidelity M6i

Arcam FMJ A38

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Emotiva would be nice

You could can get 2 Emotiva XPA-1 mono block for $850 (each), and the USP-1 preamp for $369.  That is right at $2000.  Not sure if that works....lot of weight and size.  The XPA-1s would give a solid foundation.

You could also do the XSP-1 reference preamp ($900) with an XPA-2 ($700) and be well under $2000.  This XSP-1/XPA-2 combination would be really nice with the Maggies.  

I own Maggie 1.6s, by the way. 

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Good suggestion.

I own Magnestand MMGs with Emotiva UPA-1s and an Emotiva USP-1 upstream.

Emotiva XPA-1s would control Magnepan 3.6s famously. Might be hard to find or get in Israel though.

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Audible Illusions 3 + Conrad Johnson MF 2200

Jut got connected a set of Audible Illusions 3 + Conrad Johnson MF 2200. Combination sounds good to me, but than again, i didn't try much else yet. Would appriciate any comments on this combination with the Magnemaps 3.6

Also, any idea whats a fair price for these?

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