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landman5021's picture
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Joined: Apr 27 2013 - 6:29pm
First System! Need some advice

The time has come to configure my first system. My father has been a long time hi-fi enthusiast as well as a dedicated NAD user for the past 30 years. I am 23 so my budget is not to crazy but over the past month I have been able to score some incredible deals on a pair of new B&W CM1's and a Marantz 5004 CD player. My next step is to pick up a solid integrated amplifier.

I have demo'ed the following at my local hi-fi store:

-NAD 326BEE ($499)
-NAD 356BEE ($600) (used) ($800) (new)
-Myryad Integrated Amp ($1,800 - on special down from $3,300)

I have it basically narrowed it down to these three and want to keep the business to this store to support local business so these are the prices I am dealing with as well.

That being said I just need some advice from some more experienced hi-fier's to determine if springing for the Myryad is a good long-term option vs. going with one of the NAD(s) and maybe upgrading down the line. I love the sound from all three and understand trying to compare the quality between the NAD and Myryad is comparing Apples and Oranges but I personally don't know enough about Myryad to know if this is good deal and maybe a better long-term option.

I appreciate any advice/help/knowledge!

Thank You

commsysman's picture
Last seen: 3 days 2 min ago
Joined: Apr 4 2006 - 11:33am

I like the sound of the NAD 326BEE, but I did NOT like the sound of the 356BEE, which I had for a few months and then sold.

The 356BEE had a strange sound to the bass; like it was somehow not there completely; very odd.

Anyway, I can recommend the C326BEE; it's a pretty good one.

I have never heard of Myryad, so I can't advise you there.

I would do some research on the company and the unit's reliability and warranty, anyway. Small companys come and go quickly.



landman5021's picture
Last seen: 4 years 6 months ago
Joined: Apr 27 2013 - 6:29pm

Thank You!

I to enjoyed the 326BEE more than the 356BEE especially when listening to tracks that featured vocals. Thanks for the advice I will look deeper into Myryad.

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