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sealrock
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Anyone have an opinion/preference on Emotiva BasX A-100 vs. Adcom GFA-535 w/ Schiit passive preamp vs. NAD 3020?

Using Model 17 8 Ohm speakers. Any input helps. Trying to spend $200 and comparing these three options of seemingly well-regarded amps. Thanks!

- Emotiva BasX A-100
- Adcom GFA-535 w/ Schiit passive preamp
- NAD 3020

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Are you refering to the NAD 3020, which was made in the 1970s, or the current model D3020, which is completely different (and I do not care for)?

In Any case, I would choose the Schiit/Adcom setup.

That also gives you the option of upgrading the power amp later.

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Stopped checking back since I

Stopped checking back since I got no replies originally, so I just saw this. Talking about the 70's 3020. Anyone have an opinion on the Emotiva? Is it in the same league with the others (also considering they may be in rough shape from age)? Also looking at things like vintage Nakamichi Amps, Marantz PM7000, Onkyo A-9555 (the last two b/c I've seen deals in my area). Anyway, thanks!

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