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Hi everyone

 

I heard alot of opinions...Iv got and old school mono block set up which i think needs changing (25-30 years old). Iv hooked it up to a tube preamp (New) it does sound good, but not good enough..Iv just bought high end Proac speakers. The person who i bought the proac from, i told him about my set up and recommened to look into a Class A intregrated amp or a simple 2 channel power amp and remove my mono block setup

 

I want it simple and effective

 

Set up Maybe

 

Pre, Cd, x2 mono block

 

Or

 

Pre, cd, 1, two channel power amp

 

Or

 

Cd, Intregrated amp (class A power)

 

Any thoughts??.

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Personally, the integrated wins. The other options require too many extra inter-connects, the money for these can be spent on furthering the quality of the integrated, likewise selling the Pre,  require too much real estate especially the mono's option.

With the quality of quality integrated's these days where they offer more than enough power etc to crank the Proacs, thats what I would do/have done, and never looked back.

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Personally, the integrated wins. The other options require too many extra inter-connects, the money for these can be spent on furthering the quality of the integrated, likewise selling the Pre,  require too much real estate especially the mono's option.

With the quality of quality integrated's these days where they offer more than enough power etc to crank the Proacs, thats what I would do/have done, and never looked back.

Perfect Perfect Perfect, that was simlple ;) thats all i needed. Thank you coleus

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Don't get tunnel vision in getting caught up in mono blocs vs integrated vs separates .

It's the implementation that counts. !

There are are integrated that are separates inside. Ie excellent dual mono pre amp, dual mono power stage. For all intensive purpose your buying separates just not paying for additional boxes and all the cables required in hookup.

Just going for mono blocs will eliminate all the really nice integrated amps that for your money might be excellent buys :)

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Mission Impossible to answer without knowing what you have. Why the big secret?

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Are they illicit amps made in Columbia or something?

Coleus - monoblocks if positioned like mine you only need 1 metre speaker cables instead of 3 metre so you would save on that

I have had intergrated, pre power and pre monos, you cannot generalise on what might be better, here is a start for similar power amps -

Integrated

Pros - More compact, 1 less IC than separate pre/power

Cons - Can be heavy, long speaker cables, might be noisier, might have more crosstalk, might have compromises due to size (power supplies etc)

Monos

Pros - A more "purist" build, easier to move, can have more room for bigger power supplies, more flexability in designing internal layout for

less noise, short speaker cables

Cons - Take up more room, if positioned like mine, are more "visible"

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Don't get tunnel vision in getting caught up in mono blocs vs integrated vs separates .

It's the implementation that counts. !

There are are integrated that are separates inside. Ie excellent dual mono pre amp, dual mono power stage. For all intensive purpose your buying separates just not paying for additional boxes and all the cables required in hookup.

Just going for mono blocs will eliminate all the really nice integrated amps that for your money might be excellent buys :)

Thank you, that was very helpful ;)

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Mission Impossible to answer without knowing what you have. Why the big secret?

,

Are they illicit amps made in Columbia or something?

Coleus - monoblocks if positioned like mine you only need 1 metre speaker cables instead of 3 metre so you would save on that

I have had intergrated, pre power and pre monos, you cannot generalise on what might be better, here is a start for similar power amps -

Integrated

Pros - More compact, 1 less IC than separate pre/power

Cons - Can be heavy, long speaker cables, might be noisier, might have more crosstalk, might have compromises due to size (power supplies etc)

Monos

Pros - A more "purist" build, easier to move, can have more room for bigger power supplies, more flexability in designing internal layout for

less noise, short speaker cables

Cons - Take up more room, if positioned like mine, are more "visible"

Very heplful

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