Probably one of the many Class D amps on the market.
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thank you all for the replys. I just bought my W/P 7 and since I run out of my budget, I have to find a cheap but good quality amp for w/p7. my system now contain: Sony SCD-1, Dynavector DV20xl catridge, Nottingham space 294 turn table, EAR 834P phono stage. Is there any idea about the BAT or JRDG integrated amp? Or, will Audio Research VS 55i do a good job for the speakers?
I normally listen to soft music and violin sonata. or piano concentra music..
thanks agian for your feedback
I realize that these are not cheap, but to make a point on driving Wilson speakers. I have heard the Maxx's driven by Art Audio PX25 amps delivering 6 watts per and they sounded
fantastic. When I was listening I didn't realize that the Art Audio amps were even on. I thought that one of the other amps were driving these big speakers. So my point is, Wilson speakers are extremely efficient and for something as large as the Maxx's to drive effortlessly and deliver the bass in the tight deep precise delivery they are known for with 6 watts. I would say look for a lower powered amp and focus on sound rather than power. You have the right speaker for any amp, in my opinion.
I have owned the BAT VK-300se, McIntosh MA6900 and Krell KAV-400xi, all at approx. the same time. All three were used to drive a pair of Wilson Audio Sophias, and all worked very well at moderate listening levels. The BAT may have sounded the best (tonality, clarity, texture & holographic-sonics) up to low>moderate volume-levels, it went into shut-down mode twice, and went through 2 tubes and 1 fuse, in the brief time that I owned it. The McIntosh sounded nice in a classic hi-fi sort of way, it didn't strive to be realistic-sounding as the other two amps., it was too laid-back and uninvolving for me. This amp. simply did not provide the imaging, dynamics and bass that the Sophias are so capable of, and would shut-down (protection) when driven to moderately high levels. It did however have very good microdynamics and was always pleasent sounding and never harsh. The Krell worked best in my large listening-room and with my listening preferences. It had very good imaging, dynamics and bass, it filled my 5.5K+ cu. ft. Room with sound, and it never ran out of steam, blew-a-fuse or shut-down, with the right source material, it was quite realistic sounding. I believe that the Krell retailed for less than half the cost of the other two Amplifiers. This is where I would start.