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5" Tall Receiver/Preamp/Amp for Media Chest to drive LSi15s?

I'm in an odd situation in that I have a nice piece of furniture in the form of a media chest that happens to have two compartments that are each 5" tall. In other odd forms of luck, I happen to have two "spare" Polks LSi15s that look pretty handsome next to the TV...assuming I'd pick up the rest of the room. The problem I'm having is that I can't figure out receiver/preamp/amp combo that will fit in that tight of a space.


In yet *more* leftover parts, I have two Marrantz MA500 amplifiers that will fit in one side of the space nicely. However, I can't find a small preamp or amp with preouts that will fit on the other side of the media chest. But really, I'd rather spare the MA500s and instead have a single device that could power them both adequately, instead of taking up space in both cabinets. Does anyone have any suggestions? Here is a picture of the setup (note that the components in there do not matter and are in there just for your reference):
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What's your budget? The NAD D-3020 would fit the bill for an integrated amp. If you were to incorporate the Marantz amplifiers you could pair them with a small form factor preamp like the Parasound Zpre2 ($300 refurbished from Audio Advisor, note no bass management capabilities).

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What's your budget? The NAD D-3020 would fit the bill for an integrated amp. If you were to incorporate the Marantz amplifiers you could pair them with a small form factor preamp like the Parasound Zpre2 ($300 refurbished from Audio Advisor, note no bass management capabilities).

NAD - I don't see what good this would do? It doesn't seem to have any HDMI inputs that I'd need for any of the equipment I'd want to attach to it (cable box, etc.) It also doesn't seem to have an preouts. And it seems to only do 30W per channel?


Parasound - this doesn't seem to have anything besides stereo either.


I think this means I should have clarified that I do indeed want to do HDMI switching on the processor/preamp/receiver.
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Not sure if the Yamaha S-600 fits the bill but it measures 17-1/8”w x 4-3/8”h x 12-5/8”d
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio...product_lineup
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Since it already sounds like you're a Marantz fan, you could look into the Marantz NR series of receivers. I have one in my bedroom system. They're just over 4" high, and all models have at least one set of stereo preouts (plus sub).

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NAD - I don't see what good this would do? It doesn't seem to have any HDMI inputs that I'd need for any of the equipment I'd want to attach to it (cable box, etc.) It also doesn't seem to have an preouts. And it seems to only do 30W per channel?


Parasound - this doesn't seem to have anything besides stereo either.


I think this means I should have clarified that I do indeed want to do HDMI switching on the processor/preamp/receiver.
Yes, sorry about that. I should have assumed you were interested in HDMI with the HDTV and all.

The Marantz NR1605 (or NR1403/NR1504) would fit but would not have sufficient ventilation in that space.

You might consider, http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/975.html (pair with the Marantz amps).

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