I do not know the exact dimensions, but the previous version of Linn amplifiers (ie., Klout) are modest in size.
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The Nuprime stuff is excellent and in fact because of design has plenty of power. It will bring things alive in a natural way and will have excellent base control. I think they have a 30 day audition. I have the Reference 20's now and had the Reference 9 monos before. Very different (better) than all other Class D that I have tried
The Bells Area is unfortunately too large, albeit only by a bit. As is the Hegel. But thanks for all the suggestions everyone! Still considering the Nuprime. Also considering keeping the amp and getting a miniDSP with Dirac Live instead. Of course that's upgrading the sound in a completely different way, but still.
Carlings, you've found the Nad lacks with detail? Have you ever experimented with replacing the preamp jumpers? When I did this on my C326BEE, added highs gave more resolution. I've also owned the C372 and found it laid back, but I never replaced the jumpers on that one. But the detail available with the 326 is actually pretty good for a budget integrated amp, though I've got upgraded speaker and RCA cables as well.
If you have some extra good quality rca cables, it might be worth a try.
April Music Aura Vita was a 6Moons award winner and it'll fit.
I had one of these and liked it quite a lot. At the time I had the exact same space limitation.
I would try a 30 day home trial of the Nuprime IDA8 through NuPrime or one of its authorized internet dealers and, if you have a local dealer, the Hegel H80. There also may be some authorized Hegel dealers that would give you a similar 30 day trial.These are both great amps with built in DACs, with similar super quiet backgrounds, great detail and bass control, but different personalities. They also both sound bigger than their specs.
@213runnin, no I'm not disappointed with the C352 per se, but reading around, a lack of resolution seems to be a common complaint so I figure this would be a natural upgrade path as my speakers should be the strongest component at this point.
Thanks for the suggestion, I might replace the preamp jumpers with an RCA cable.
As I mentioned previously, I have the Hegel H80 and finally measured it- I don't think it will fit, once you hook up RCAs and speaker wire. I also have the NAD D3020. It is a giant killer- excellent detail, smooth with black background. I did not compare the NuPrime directly to the NAD, I was comparing it to the Hegel. I would say the IDA-8 has all of the strengths of the NAD but a significantly more robust bottom end and even more detail and openness. Again considering the price difference, I'd try to arrange a couple of inhome trials- buy them from reputable authorized outlets with a good return policy.
The new 2.0 Peachtree Nova 150 is a really nice sounding integrated with a very good DAC. Its doesn't take up much space. This should be high on your list.
Music Direct will give you a full 60 days to try it out. I'm breaking one in right now, I have had a week and it is getting better and better. It was decent right out of the box too. It even has a MM phono input. Well thought out and put together.
I'm using one of these Audio Sector gain clones...it's very nice!
I prefer it to the 47 Labs Shigaraki it replaced, but that is also a fine, small amplifier.