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!

Riggsi
riggsi
if you stay in your list....740 can't be beat new...lots of power and sounds great.....good deals new on them....audioadvisor.com'
If I had to stay in your list I'd go for the Marantz PM-15S1. If I could look outside your list, in a heartbeat I'd go for the Musical Fidelity A308 ($1300 2nd hand) or the A5 ($1400 2nd hand).
No tubes?? Many integrateds with auto-bias.Might be worth a look-see.
Easy. Get a Quad 99 series set of preamp and amp or a Naim Nait 5i and you won't be pleased you'll be thrilled.