needing help deciding on int amp to power Quad 22L
Hi, I'm new to the hifi component world. Just starting to build a component 2-channel system. Im looking for an amp to match my newly acquired speaker: Quad 22L floor standers (50-300W, normal impedance 6 ohms). I listen mainly to rock, pop, jazz, lounge - very little classical, and will of course connect my plasma up to the amp/speakers.
I have a shortlist of the amps listed below - they're pretty much the same price range - +/- $100-$200.
I would like an opinion on which is the best amp for the money, given the music I listen to and my speakers (new CD player will be my next purchase).
Integrated amp shortlist:
- Cambridge Audio 840A : $1,000 (1 yr old)
- Cambridge Audio 740A : $900 (new)
- Denon PMA1500BK : $1,000 (new)
- Marantz PM-15S1 : $1,300 (new)
- Marantz PM-17mkII : $940 (used, good condition)
- NAD C372 : $1,000 (new)
Im leaning to the Cambridge Audio 840A, but wouldn't know it if one of the others was a standout performer or simply a better value proposition.
Thanks for your assistance! Happy listening!