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surrealust
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Cyrus 2 or Creek 4140S2

Hi everyone,

 

I'm new in this forum. I hope this topic is in the right forum subject. 

Anyway, I came across Cyrus 2 and Creek 4140S2 recently. I will like to know your thoughts and experience between these two integrated amps. Also, I had a chance of grabbing Pioneer A-656 which I was told that it has a similar sweet sounds but more powerful version of A400. (http://www.hifiengine.com/library/pioneer/a-656.shtml)

I am intending to pair them with JMlab Chorus 706 speakers. My main source would be vinyl playback from Luxman direct drive turntable. What do you reckon?

Your input will be greatly appreciated! :)

 

Cheers

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AMPLIFIER

I recommend the Creek amplifier; they are very nice-sounding.

I haven't had enough experience with the Cyrus to have an opinion.

The Pioneer is not in the same class as the Creek; i could not recommend it at all.

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Thanks for the

Thanks for the recommendation! Looks like I'm leaning towards the Creek. But I need more thoughts on the Cyrus. Also, do I need to have a carefully matched speakers for the Creek amp?

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Thanks for the

Thanks for the recommendation!

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Speakers

 

The Creek should handle almost any speakers (99% ). The Chorus 706 speakers are certainly a good match; their sensitivity of 90 db/watt is not going to strain that amplifier at all.

There might be a few speakers that have extreme power requirements and extreme low impedances that could be a bit limiting, but you are unlikely to be using those extreme speakers with it.

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Another vote for CREEK. This

Another vote for CREEK. This amp will be a great sonic match for your JMLab speakers.

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