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Craig Ollenberger
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Best analog amplifier around $2000

Hi All,

I'm looking for a great sounding two-channel analog integrated amp for around $2000. I need about 150W/channel(@8ohms) and I'd like it to be made in North America or Europe.

A straight analog amp that will last the long hall would be preferred. I feel like a lot of the amps these days incorporate proprietary chips that will fail and be unrepairable. I'd like something simple and musical.

Any thoughts?

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Amplifier

If I had $2000 to spend on an integrated amplifier, there is only one that I would consider.

The Musical Fidelity M5si is a wonderful-sounding amp, and at $1999 it really has no meaningful competition IMO.
It is a real bargain at that price.

It is rated for 150 watts at 8 ohms, and while they publish no spec for 4 ohms, independent tests show that it will put out around 240 watts at 4 ohms.

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