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Hello collective,
I am presently going through a remodel and have had two Monoprice 4101's installed in the ceiling. I am 99% sure I'll be buying a Squeezebox Touch to stream music to them.

What amp would you all recommend? I was honestly thinking of going to a tube amp since some of the smaller units now sound as good as the their Solid State brothers. Also, this will be on display, so something nice looking would be a plus

My price range is >$300.

Thanks for your advice/wisdom!

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Given your price point as well as the modest speaker investment why would you even consider the need for seperates ??

Just get yourself a nice used two channel receiver and call it a day.
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Given your price point as well as the modest speaker investment why would you even consider the need for seperates ??

Just get yourself a nice used two channel receiver and call it a day.

Yup, great idea, probably a thousand on eBay !
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What (small) receiver would be able to stream my music over Wifi from my media server? I'm familiar with the Denon line, but I don't see anything that fits the bill in it. They have one that is Internet/Ipod enabled, but it doesn't say that it can stream locally hosted content.

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This would work. Small and cheap, but out of stock at the moment.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-383
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In my somewhat limited experience with inexpensive tube amps, I find they usually use insufficient power transformers as a cost cutting measure to meet their price points. This means the PT runs scorchingly hot to the point I was afraid to use them for any length of time.

I agree with the other posters who said buy a good used receiver and run your Squeeze-box through it.

In retrospect, the film Idiocracy seems prophetic.
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