Good Amplifier to Drive Thiels' CS1.5


I'm in the market to buy a good integrated amplifier to drive my Thiels' CS1.5 speakers. Any suggestion?

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FYI, my budget is $400 - $1000 for this amplifier.

I would look at the hybrid/digital integrateds.The Thiels like power,so I wouldn't skimp on the WPC.
Must it be an intergrated?
Someone suggested me to look into "Cambridge 740A integrated amp". Any thoughts?

Either NAD or Cambridge Audio would do fine. The NADs are more flexible in that they allow either the preamp or amp section to be used independently, i.e., they have both preamp out and main amp in jacks.
Hi Bob,

Thanks for the feedback! Appreciate it!
try stratos oddyssey amps they do match well with thiel
I would look into a Sonographe SS amp or a CJ ss amp. You are going to get a better deal on the Sonographe even though they are very identical in sound (from what I've read). The Sonogoraphe SA-120, SA-250, or SA-400 would all be excellent. The bigger they are the more they cost but you can easily run your speakers with the SA-120 which I think will do near 200 watts into 4 ohms. They are incredible liquid and powerful amp and as you will read one of the best deals in high end audio.
I am using a CJ CA200 to drive Thiel 2.4s and this is a great match. I can only imagine that this amp will also make those 1.5s sing. I know your budget is $1k but if there is any way you can swing for more, this would be one heck of an amp for your current (and future) Thiels.
I think the Odyssey Stratos Stereo amp, mentioned earlier, would be an excellent match at the price points you are looking at. A very impressive SS amp, especially at the price. I was really surpised how could they sounded, thought they were much more expensive based on sound alone.
I drive my Thiel 3.5 with an MF 2200 - they sound great. The 200 or the 2300 would be also great fro you.