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Matching Amps for the Ayre C-5xeMP Disc Player

I am about to take delivery of the Ayre C-5xeMP. Am currently using Primare I30 Integrated Amp. Can anyone recommend any matching Amps for the Ayre C-5xeMP for my upgrade shortlist ? Thanks

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Re: Matching Amps for the Ayre C-5xeMP Disc Player

You should match your amps to your speakers, not your disc player. If you want it to look like your Ayre, then buy another Ayre. If you want it to drive your speakers well, then tell us which speakers you have and what's your budget.

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Re: Matching Amps for the Ayre C-5xeMP Disc Player


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You should match your amps to your speakers, not your disc player. If you want it to look like your Ayre, then buy another Ayre. If you want it to drive your speakers well, then tell us which speakers you have and what's your budget.

Dave

Agreed, knowing what the speakers (and I'll add room size and listening level) really helps determine what kind of amp is necessary to drive a pair of speakers.

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Re: Matching Amps for the Ayre C-5xeMP Disc Player

I am using B&W 805S standmounts for speakers. I listen to mostly to jazz vocals, classical [chamber music] and not at very loud levels. Room size is small-about 3m by 5m.

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Re: Matching Amps for the Ayre C-5xeMP Disc Player

So what about the Primare I30 has you thinking about upgrading? What don't you like?

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Re: Matching Amps for the Ayre C-5xeMP Disc Player

I would give the new Mark Levinson 500H monoblocks a listen.

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Re: Matching Amps for the Ayre C-5xeMP Disc Player

I am extremely happy with the Bryston 3BSST and the Audio Research LS26 preamp.

That will cost about $9000; what is your budget?

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