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Temporary integrated amplifier (suggestions?)

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Putting a new little system together for the house. I have a pair of La Scala II on their way to me. Still shopping for a nice turntable. 

 

I plan on using a Fisher 500C as my integrated amp - but it is currently being restored professionally and I wont get it back for about (3) months !  Well needless to say, I cant have those speakers just sitting in a box for three months....

 

I would like to pick up something in the meantime.  More than likely I will want to get rid of it when my fisher comes in, so maybe re-sell it.  Im looking for something that will sound pretty good and not break the bank. Would love to stick with tubes, but ones in nice / working condition are pricey.

 

I just read some reviews that were pretty good on some lower end (Chinese) tube stuff (Monoprice)  here is the link to their web site.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=27222

Now I know you get what you pay for - but anyone here own it?  Maybe it would be fine for something to use for a few months and keep as a back up.....

Or if there are some other suggestions - I would love to hear them.

 

Thanks for your help and advice,

Ted

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On ‎8‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 6:24 AM, wnabphil78@gmail said:

Im selling a Luxman 113, 114 and a 115 PM me if your interested.

Any of these would be great with La Scala IIs.

 

Bill

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How about this for $139?  I have one that I use to drive our patio speakers. I have tried it with my Cornwall’s and it sounds great. Able to drive them to painfully loud levels without hint of strain or distortion. Plus, there are a lot of online reviews attesting to its reasonable reliability.  The inexpensive monoprice amps and you mentioned would give me pause  not because I don’t think they would sound fine but because I would worry about their reliability.   

 

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_021AMP100V/AudioSource-AMP100VS.html?skipvs=T

 

 Also, this has a balance control and on the back there are tone controls. 

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B stock Yamaha R-S202BL receiver $110 shipped.  I'd thought about one of these for the Bluetooth capability. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MHJVQW8/ref=dp_cr_wdg_tit_rfb

 

A-stock versions are about $150 or so.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EMQI2CU/ref=dp_cr_wdg_tit_nw_mr

 

I like that Onkyo 9110, too.  I'd personally stay away from the cheap tube amplifiers.  Those do look decent but not sure about their longevity.

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I have a very nice Jolida integrated tube amp for sale that would fit the bill perfectly.

 

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1 hour ago, rockhound said:

I have a very nice Jolida integrated tube amp for sale that would fit the bill perfectly.

 

 

 

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