WTB Integrated Amplifier

Looking for a small integrated amp for my office rig. Don't need a lot of watts, and only need one input from my DAC.

I was hoping to keep it kind of inexpensive, say below $300. I can pay via PayPal.

Anybody got a unit collecting dust you want to pass on?

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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,863
    edited March 2018
    While you don't need a DAC, this one may be worth a look as it has an analog input so you could use your current DAC:

    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NUDDA120


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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 709
    PM me if any interest on this unit: https://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio_visual/hifi_components/a-s500/index.html

    Maybe 50 - 60 hours. In silver.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; LSiFX ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 642
    If you really want 'small', you might consider a class D or class T amp off Amazon. I got my wife a little Topping class T amp for her yoga room, and it actually sounds pretty good.
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
  • verbverb Posts: 5,163
    I bought one of these for my office. Pioneer SX-N30 reciever.
    anmjjeuwltcw.png
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Bottlehead SEX 2.1 Integrated Amp, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), AudioEngine B1 streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
    Spares VTL 2.5 Pre, EAR 834L Pre, Rotel RC1580 Pre, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Carver TFM35x Amp, (2) Dayens Ampino Integrated, (2) SDA 1C's, Monitor 10's, Monitor 5Jr's, Polk TSi200's, Rega RP1 TT, Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,479
    Vista Spark.
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    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,775
    Good suggestions folks!

    I should have clarified, I do not need small in physical size, I have plenty of room.

    Couple of brands I have not tried yet like Creek and Music Hall come to mind...

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,922
    BOOM, end of thread.
    DSkip wrote: »
    Vista Spark.

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,780
    https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ele/d/nad-2-channel-audiophile-set/6512805485.html

    200 bucks, and you get a cdp to boot.

    I dunno man, for an office integrated, I might be more inclined to go vintage, especially if space isn't an issue.....OR DABBLE IN TUBES !! :)

    Maybe a nice vintage receiver or integrated from Marantz or Sansui ?
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,775
    Tubes rule!

    I actually have my eye on a Music Hall A25.2.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,922
    Vista Spark really worth a look.

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,044
    verb wrote: »
    I bought one of these for my office. Pioneer SX-N30 reciever.
    anmjjeuwltcw.png

    A buddy has one of these in his Garage setup and he is now using the Edwards SP-1 Bookies i got from Marvin. together it was a nice little rig.
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • verbverb Posts: 5,163
    voltz wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    I bought one of these for my office. Pioneer SX-N30 reciever.
    anmjjeuwltcw.png

    A buddy has one of these in his Garage setup and he is now using the Edwards SP-1 Bookies i got from Marvin. together it was a nice little rig.

    Yep. I like mine so far. Even has pre-amp outputs!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Bottlehead SEX 2.1 Integrated Amp, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), AudioEngine B1 streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
    Spares VTL 2.5 Pre, EAR 834L Pre, Rotel RC1580 Pre, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Carver TFM35x Amp, (2) Dayens Ampino Integrated, (2) SDA 1C's, Monitor 10's, Monitor 5Jr's, Polk TSi200's, Rega RP1 TT, Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer
  • verbverb Posts: 5,163
    Teaser! Identify that Marantz amp sir! :smiley:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Bottlehead SEX 2.1 Integrated Amp, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), AudioEngine B1 streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
    Spares VTL 2.5 Pre, EAR 834L Pre, Rotel RC1580 Pre, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Carver TFM35x Amp, (2) Dayens Ampino Integrated, (2) SDA 1C's, Monitor 10's, Monitor 5Jr's, Polk TSi200's, Rega RP1 TT, Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,761
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I have some disintegrated amplifiers hangin' around.

    (I'm sorry! I -- couldn't -- resist!)

    Resist? HAHAHAHA My....CAP is off to you, sir. Even if you are one of those transformers.

    Sheesh, I am such a KNOB. :p
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,580
    verb wrote: »
    Teaser! Identify that Marantz amp sir! :smiley:

    I’d guess it’s a 1060.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,046
    verb wrote: »
    Teaser! Identify that Marantz amp sir! :smiley:

    it's a 1060. Dump find (one of two, actually).
    There's a nice thread here goin' right now where someone's restoring one.
    A decent enough little amplifier -- not really my cuppa chai, though.
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,028
    Tubes rule!

    I actually have my eye on a Music Hall A25.2.

    I wouldn’t hesitate to give MH a chance. I bought one of their new turntables, real nice table and even better customer service so far
    2 Channel
    BlueSound Node 2 Streaming Tidal I Marantz SA8005 I Music Hall MMF7.3 I Lounge Audio LCR Mk III I Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 I B&K Ref 200.2 I Focal Aria 926 I Wireworld Eclipse 7 IC's I Acoustic Zen Satori SC I Pangea AC14SE MkII/PS Audio AC-3 Power Cables

    Living Room HT
    Sony XBR65X930E I Marantz NR-1608 I Q Acoustics 2020i I Q Acoustics 3090c I FXI-A4's I DIY 15" Dayton SW

  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    I know that if the Dayens Ampino isn’t the amp for me the Music Hall will be my next stop, I’ve owned several of those and have always liked them.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,456
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,370
    edited March 2018
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800, Usher R1.5
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, MG Audio Design Planus Cu2,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,105
    edited March 2018
    Brand new Nuforce... $249.99..Regular $499.00......Audio Advisor.


    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NUDDA120
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; Cables ZU Mission IC's, SC and power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,775
    Thanks for the recommendations folks! I got a great deal on a Music Hall A25.2 and it works great for this simple rig.

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