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Rp280 Stereo pre/power Amp Recommendation?

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Hi 

I have the klipsch rp280f. Going to use them in stereo. I like warm sound

 

Im thinking about getting Parasound 2125 or Rotel 1572 or emotiva xpa-2. They cost around the same in my country 

And buying a yamaha wxc-50 as a preamp/dac/streamer

Opinions?

 

Thank you :)

 

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My guess is that you want some of the modern conveniences of an AVR but also want great stereo music reproduction?

 

Where is your location?

 

Bill

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Thinking your Yamaha sounds good with Klipsch. Welcome to the forum...

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Parasound ,fine stuff , imo. I suggest not buying any until you listen to Anthem, Rotel for music. Emotiva or NAD also worth an audition, I dont know whats available to you. If I had 3-4k to spend I could be 100% happy with what that can buy if you shop hard. I have streamers all over my property and one that;s great for music, it don't stream ,45 years old, Sansui. I plug in a chromecast audio and stream flac, tunein, youtube, spotify and the rest.

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@Fish Nad, marantz, denon, onkyo, harman kardon, parasound, hegel, primare.. and more is available to me

@billybob Thanks, Yeah the yamaha is allright, but its boring. I need more power, more bass.

I think the speakers need/deserve better electronics to perform their best. 

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2 hours ago, KingOfTheNorth said:

Ive had a yamaha rx a1050 for a while. But im thinking about selling it and start over.

It would be great if you had a dealer/dealers that would allow in home demos. I used to get a few and bring them home and try em' a few days or week. The good places are gone or further away here ,now. I learned alot about different sound and what I liked though. 

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Welcome to the forum!

I have a pair of the 280Fs and have tried them with tubed Quicksilver 25 wpc mono amps as well as 150 wpc ATI 1502.  A nod to the ATI.  Both are hooked up to a tube preamp.

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Its the same here. I have to travel far to find a place where they sell klipsch rp280. But yeah, i need to do some listening. How is Rotel? Is the sound warm? I hear they are a good match with klipsch...

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Nothing to recommend in particular.  NAD is a great match with anything in my experience.  I've been using some kind of NAD since about 1980.

 

Currently I'm using a C338 and absolutely love it, driving some Forte III.

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My lady friend has 280Fs too.  She is driving her speakers with a vintage Pioneer SX-950.  Plenty of power at 85 wpc.

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1 hour ago, KingOfTheNorth said:

Its the same here. I have to travel far to find a place where they sell klipsch rp280. But yeah, i need to do some listening. How is Rotel? Is the sound warm? I hear they are a good match with klipsch...

They are a good match I hear from owners of. Let the forum know what is available to you, and they will recommend for your requirements...

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Nad, marantz, denon, onkyo, harman kardon, parasound, hegel, primare, pioneer, roxan, rotel, yamaha etc is available for me

 

I guess i should just get a cheap preamp with streaming (yamaha wxc-50) , and a poweramp like the parasound nc 2125 or marantz mm7025. 

 

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Nice selection to choose from, including your idea. If you have a little time to choose, get some more feedback here on your thread.

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2 hours ago, KingOfTheNorth said:

@glensNad is available.. Is nad a great match with klipsch 280f? If so, what do you recommend?

Maybe look for an NAD C388 with the BluOS and HDMI modules.  Plenty of power and bass drive to run you out of your room.

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/1117/NAD_C_388_Hybrid_Digital_DAC_Amplifier_Review.htm

 

Bill

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By the way, if you plan on spinning records anytime in future, do not forget whatever you decide upon with phono, or any other possible later requirement...of course in case of phono, you can buy a standalone unit later...

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Hi Pal ... welcome to the forum :D  

 

Never owned any 280's but from their specs they seem to be excellent.  OK; going to suggest a completely different approach.  Try looking at a Crown Pro amp ... they are pretty cheap and IMHO sound awesome. (FYI; have a set of "large" KPT-904 speakers ... used to have a Marantz 2252B - 52 W/ch - to drive them.  Switched to a Crown K1 - 350 W/ch.  AWESOME; unbelievable difference. Haha, liked it so much, just bought a Crown XLS an hour ago to try with Epic CF3 speakers :) )

 

So; I would say get a good preamp (Parasound is great).  Then feed the pre-outs into a pro-amp; into your 280's :D 

 

Salut, Emile

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