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6k for a integrated AMP

NAD Masters Series M12 stereo preamp and M22 amplifier combo ?
Hey guys im thinking of buying a integrated amp or a pre amp and power amp
for my price range (5k)
I found the best option for me NAD Masters Series M12 stereo preamp and M22 amplifier combo
Im going to use it purely for music and pair them with either the Paradigm s8v3

Is there anything else in this price range that might rival these or actually be better?

Thank you for your time.
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NAD Masters Series M12 stereo preamp and M22 amplifier combo ?
Hey guys im thinking of buying a integrated amp or a pre amp and power amp
for my price range (5k)
I found the best option for me NAD Masters Series M12 stereo preamp and M22 amplifier combo
Im going to use it purely for music and pair them with either the Paradigm s8v3

Is there anything else in this price range that might rival these or actually be better?

Thank you for your time.
i am very fond of the Pass Class A amps. Not sure of your power requirements, but a used Pass XA30.5 along with a used XP10 should come in around that price.
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These two from Crutchfield get excellent reviews. Cambridge builds good quality gear and from Crutchfield you have a 60 day trial period.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_779851....html?tp=48757

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_779851...51A-Black.html

Don't know that you need amp though as the integrated may have enough power on its own. Hope this helps out as another option to the NAD gear and it's less than the NAD's. There are reviews on the net for both of these Cambridge products. That integrated gets outstanding reviews for its price.
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Check out the Parasound Halo integrated amp.
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$8500/pr speakers and a 5k electronics is a terrible ratio
save some money on the amp, and get better speakers like triton ones or reference
that's where you will hear your moneys worth

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Check out the Parasound Halo integrated amp.

Realize the OP has not returned since first post but would agree the Parasound would indeed fill his needs. The Cambridge gear I suggested after further reading does seem to get very hot, especially that amp. The Parasound is the better choice IMO.
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Classe Sigma 2200i looks like a pretty nice piece especially if you are using more digital sources and/or PC/server as a music source. Has a ton of different input types: 2 XLR, 2 RCA, 2 optical, 2 coax, USB and it also has 4 HDMI inputs which is unusual for a 2 channel high end integrated / preamp and could be a very nice option to have. It's $5500, 200 wpc with Classe's own Class D so it's cool and compact. New Stereophile has a review of it.

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