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Looking for an amp upgrade...

Hello, Im new here, so any help is appreciated.

I got into vinyl some years ago and have started upgrading my system. Right now I have Wharfdale 240 tower speakers and my recently purchased Planar 3 (with Elys 2 cart). The weak link is the amp Ive had since college, Pioneer Elite VSX21. Im eventually going to add a CD player.;

Im looking for a stereo integrated amp with minimum 100wpc. I dont think ill ever upgrade my turntable again, i may eventually upgrade my speakers. Im leaning towards something relativity reasonable for my amp as i may want to try out tubes sometime down the line.

So far Ive checked out:

Yamaha S701 at $799 (leaning towards this for cost since i may eventually upgrade)

Peachtree 150 at $1799

NAD 375BEE at $1499

Or something used, like a Musical Fidelity A300 i saw posted on here for about $1150. Would this be a better value that the above?

Or just immediately take the plunge into tubes?

Any input would help, thanks!!!

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Topic - Looking for an amp upgrade... - V01 11:02:55 03/14/17 (6)


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