Wanted an entry level integrated without all the bells and whistles. Studied my options for several months and kept coming back to this guy. Using it in my bedroom with a pair of Monitor Audio Silver 100 and a Rega 6 - Ania Pro, not using a sub which the Denon doesn't support anyway. Gonna add a Marantz ND8006 when available. It's gonna do everything I need, get yourself one.
Pros: Build quality
Cons: No sub out for those who gotta have one.
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This is a very well-built amp. Casework, controls, connectors and even footers seem a notch or two above typical consumer grade. Of course, it's not cheap, but you could pay a lot more, too. Performance leaves nothing much to ask for considering price and power rating. Sound is bright and dynamic driving Klipsch Cornwall IV's. I really can't imagine anyone not being happy with it.
Pros: Well-built and gorgeous! Nice dac
Cons: No volume display
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Does the job it aims to do, and does it well. Just wish it had a digital volume display!
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Wow!! It took awhile but I finally found the amp I was looking for! I purchased a pair of vintage Infinities and my Marantz 8006 just couldn't drive them and I needed a better amp. I really liked the sound of the 8006 so I ordered a new Marantz 7025 stereo power amp...didn't make it. I liked the 8006 better. I tried a friend's older, used Adcom that he wanted to sell....it had more power but it didn't make the grade either . Next I tried a new Parasound amp. It definitely had the power to control the dual voice coil woofer but it was lacking in sound stage and imaging...everything sounded smaller and compressed compared to the smaller Marantz. That's when I started reading up on the Denon, and I learned that its' power ratings were VERY conservative. After months of looking I decided to give the Denon a try. From the moment I first heard it I knew I found my amp. Right away the bottom end was as controlled as it was with the Parasound but with more detail. The mids and highs were open, detailed and full and not at all edgy. The amp opened up over the next month and the sound improved in every way. The Infinities sing now and I'm totally pleased with my system. This amp is amazing and I highly recommend it.
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Purchased KEF speakers with this to power them. Although this runs 75 watts per channel, our music sounds great. Full, balanced, clear with good imaging. I like that this amp supports a phonograph also. Don't need a separate preamp. No complaints! Replaced a 30+ year old Denon amp and preamp with this... it finally died.
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