Stereo Amp w/t optical for Dynaudio DM 2/26


Hello everyone,

I have been trawling Audiogon's forum and classifieds for a while now and it led me to purchase a pair of Dynaudio DM 2/6 speakers so thank you all for your contribution there :-)

It's specs are:

- Sensitivity 86 dB (2,83 V/1 m)
- IEC Power Handling > 150 W
- Impedance 6 Ohms
- Frequency Response 50 Hz – 23 kHz (± 3 dB)
- Box Principle 2-way bass-reflex
- Crossover Frequency 1800 Hz

I am running them in now but I don't think my current amp (Yamaha RX-V493 which can accept 4 Ohms and above) is cutting it.

I have several requirements:
- 1 x RCA Phono w/t Ground input for my Debut turntable
- 2 x Optical S/PDIF and Toslink (1 for tv and one for my PC)
- circa $600 USD budget
- I don't mind second hand
- Preference for Australia location or shipping options
- I listen to lots of classical, alternative, psychedelic, heavy rock but no techno or electronic via Vinyl and FLAC(some MP3 also)
- Compatable with a Logitec Harmony (so it must have volume, on/off and input switching to be controlled via remote)

After doing a fair amount of research I think that I have 2 simple options.

1. All in one stereo amp that contains optical ins and a on board DAC
2. A stereo amp with a separate DAC like this Cambridge Azur

I prefer the all in one option but that is only because of space saving. I really dont mind though as anything to make these speakers sing better would be a huge step up from what I have.

In my research I have heard many state that good amp choices are NAIM and REGA however both are out of my price range unless I get 2nd hand (which I am fine with). Here are some models that I have found that meet my requirements. I really feel like paying someone to find one for me hahaha. It is time consuming so I thank you in advanced for any suggestions.

- Peachtree Decco 65 but cant do phono
- Onkyo a 9050 but only a single optical in
- Naimuniti 2 (out of price range but has some DIN phono connector...

Thanks for reading and I hope I provided enough info to not be annoying.
luddite33
Anyone? (bump)
I am running them in now but I don't think my current amp (Yamaha RX-V493 which can accept 4 Ohms and above) is cutting it.
Can you be more specific about what needs improving with the sound you currently have; bass, treble, clarity, loudness, etc?

Also, can you use a USB connection from the PC?
Hi Tls49,

The sound from my current setup sounds strained and weak - kind of like throwing a sausage down a hallway, it feels like there is a lot of space that isn't being utilised.

I heard a lot of amps as i was testing speakers and the RX-V493 just sounds flat.

Also - Yes - My PC can do USB to a amp but the Yamaha is pre-digital so doesn't support it.

Thanks for responding.

Luddite
After doing a fair amount of research I think that I have 2 simple options.

1. All in one stereo amp that contains optical ins and a on board DAC
2. A stereo amp with a separate DAC like this Cambridge Azur
A 3rd option would be an amp with onboard DAC, like the Decco 65, and a separate phono preamp like these,

http://www.project-audio.com/main.php?prod=phonoboxmm&cat=boxes&lang=en

http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/azur-551p-moving-magnet-mm-phono-pre-amplifier
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I think I will do the peachtree solution with the azur as you suggest - there is one on here...

I also found this : http://www.uk.onkyo.com/en/products/tx-8050-43158.html but the networking reviews are poor - everything else is good though.

Im torn...too tired to think. Ill sleep on it.

Tls49 - thanks for taking the time to help me.

I would think the Peachtree/Azur combo will sound better.

You are welcome, and good luck!