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But at 40W per channel it would be much better than my current amp ?

 

Depends on your budget....if you can't stretch much, then that would be the best available choice..... :)

 

If you dun mind 2nd hand products, you can get a better amp at the same price... ;)

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Suggest you offer more info on music taste, room size, etc

The Yaqin MC 10l outputs 52 w pc (see ebay)

NAD makes good amps and there are 2nd hand deals to be had

Someone is selling a Rotel pre-power, v nice set

I listen to all Chinese and English songs but mainly rock, pop and new age. I listen in my bedroom about 3m X 5m . 

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I listen to all Chinese and English songs but mainly rock, pop and new age. I listen in my bedroom about 3m X 5m . 

 

Considering your music tastes, a warmer-than-neutral amp will help with sibilance issues and 'torture' highs found typically in these sorts of music.

 

A tube amp or even the Marantz would have rolled-off highs, either of which should suit your situation.

 

Given that the ushers are 86db, 8 ohm speakers, they are fairly easy to drive, so if you do not listen at very high volumes (don't think many of us do so), you don't need too much watts out of an amp to drive them. However, the more watts available, the better the control and bass (not to mention higher volume with less distortion nor risk of clipping).

 

Actually, what do you find wrong with your current amp? A good suggestion would be not to rush into things, and save up to buy a good amp (if needed) so that you will upgrade less often.

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Actually, what do you find wrong with your current amp? A good suggestion would be not to rush into things, and save up to buy a good amp (if needed) so that you will upgrade less often.

I feel that somehow i don't get the sound that i like.. I think it is not warm enough .. Is it also due to my placement ? I place it on my com table on the 2 ends .

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I feel that somehow i don't get the sound that i like.. I think it is not warm enough .. Is it also due to my placement ? I place it on my com table on the 2 ends .

 

It's due to both the amp and the usher speakers' characteristics.

 

Usher s520 is light, can just bring it along with you to test at adelphi, otherwise just get a warmish amp and tweak from there with power cords/ics/speaker cables.

 

Based on what you say about your sound, you can skip on the rotel amp. Also, get stands for your speakers, or decouple them off the table to make your sound less sluggish and tighten your bass (both of which you can only do after settling your amp issues, your current amp already not giving you enough juice for bass...). Place nearer to back wall will also give you some more bass.

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I need new cables too .. my canare 4s8 is not so good ..

 

The marantz pm7200 is not too bad a buy. As for your cables, are your cables fully run in? Otherwise, you might want to state a budget, or get some neotech pcocc cables from AHF ArtAudio at Chinatown and fabricate yourself (1x solid core wire < $3/m) to make the best bang for the buck speaker cables.

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The marantz pm7200 is not too bad a buy. As for your cables, are your cables fully run in? Otherwise, you might want to state a budget, or get some neotech pcocc cables from AHF ArtAudio at Chinatown and fabricate yourself (1x solid core wire < $3/m) to make the best bang for the buck speaker cables.

 

PM7200....u might need a slightly warmer cable.... :)

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