What amplifier(s) are you using?

What amplifier(s) are you using?
And the answer is . . .
96% (298 votes)
Don't like what I have, but do like . . .
4% (11 votes)
Total votes: 309

We got a record number of responses last week when we asked readers to share their loudspeaker preferences. Now tell us what <I>drives</I> those speakers.

Richard Erkoboni's picture

A pair of Golden Tube SE-40s with red-based RCA 5692s biwired into Meadowlark Audio Kestrels.

Bill Laskowski's picture

Threshold S550e

Peter B.  Noerbaek's picture

Sierra Audio Everest 1250W monoblocks driving a pair of Montana KAS loudspeakers. They make me happy, but then again, I make them. So I guess my vote doesn't really count.

Kevin's picture

Carver M400

John Lum's picture

Oops, silly me. I forgot to tell you what drives my speakers. A Classe' CA-100 attaches to my Thiel CS1.5s via Kimber KS-3033.

Skip Pettit's picture

Audio Research D-200

Anonymous's picture

Threshold! 4000 need a another!!

Peter MacHare's picture

I use the Classe CAP-100 (which I like) to drive my Thiel CS 1.5s (which I love). I've always wanted to try tubes. Sam Tellig, what do you recommend?

erich's picture

Custom build BJT/MOSFET amp ad 50wpc.

Gary Schuber's picture

Threshold SA/3 high Bryston 4B - Low would like to replace with Classe 400 I have new Re-Quests (love-um)

Rick's picture

An Ayre V-3

mark duckett's picture

jadis da-5 and dpl-2 driving cabasse pacific 600. Awesome!!

Jim B.'s picture

Cal Audio CL-10, Onkyo T-4700 tuner, cj Premier 14 and cj MF-2300A. Interconnects and cables are Tara Labs Master Generation II. Works well with the Thiel CS-6's.

George E.  Bennett's picture

Rotel RB-993, 3-channel, 200 watt power amp.

Dave Gonad's picture


Jeff Loney's picture

Musical Fidelity A220, 100w into 4 ohms, provides just enough current to drive my Maggie MGIIIa's. Hoping to use it as a preamp, with a more powerful power amp as an upgrade path.

R.  Abraham's picture

Pass Aleph 2

Jeremy Karpenske's picture

A Musical Fidelity A-220 integrated . . . 50W is more than enough to drive my B&Ws to any rational listening level. And talk about smooth . . . it's like tubes without the maintenance! It runs so warm that it doubles as a hotplate . . . great for my dorm room! :)

Ben Blish's picture

Marantz 300dc amp with a 3650 preamp & 2130 tuner. I listen all day, every day. And yes, I'm spoiled. :-)

Nick Zangotsis's picture

Proceed HPA 2, Krell KST-100

Jay's picture

Audiolab 8000S

Anonymous's picture

Aargon 4004 driving my Snell CIV & Avalon Avatars

tony esporma's picture

I use a pair of ARC D70 mkIIs to power up two pairs of Acoustic Energy AE-1s. The Entec woofers have their own built in solid state amps. The amps are wired LR/LR to compensate for any deviations over time.

Guy Giroux's picture

sim audio Celeste 4070 70 watts/ch.

David Laloum's picture

Quad 405

Ski&#039;n Ian's picture

Conrad Johnson MF2300 driving Dunlay SC II's with REL Storm. DYNOMITE! Missed last week's "vote" but these little Dunlanvy's do a great job for the $, and the REL fills out the bottem end very nicely. One of the most 'open' sounds I've had in my system.

SAWielt's picture

Classe Ten

Scott R.'s picture

Levinson 332. The 333 and the 33H's are simply too expensive for my budget.

john breitenbach's picture

cinepro 3k6se

Graeme Nattress's picture

Audio Innovations Series 300 II. I [had a?] little ECL86 7.5W valve integrated that was very cheap. Or a Stereoscope 20-20 vintage valve amp. And because I missed last week's vote, I use them with home made Lowther Acoustas.