Spend a little more and get the c326bee...
Originally Posted by AdamITR /t/1415488/best-integrated-amp-for-400#post_22128361
I'm looking for a new integrated amp for around $400.
- Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10
- NAD C 316BEE
Do I have any other options. Would like to purchase new.
Room size: 12 x 13.
I have a variety of speakers, new and old.
Some Klipsch Bookshelf, the "Smaller" Advent, B&O, JBL, etc.
And a Powered Sub (which I want to use).
Thanks for any suggestions.
Originally Posted by nothingspecial /t/1415488/best-integrated-amp-for-400#post_22133917
The only integrated amp in that price range with a input for a sub is this Yamaha http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022AS500/Yamaha-A-S500.html?tp=34948
The Cambridge Audio and NAD integrated amps you listed don't have a input for a sub.
There are a few stereo receivers that have a sub input and many home theaters receivers all of them probably that have one too.
Originally Posted by glangford /t/1415488/best-integrated-amp-for-400#post_22134604
The yamaha RS700 and the HK3490 stereo recievers both have sub outs, the 3490 having two for those who want dual subs. (The outlaw audio stereo reciever also has them, but its a little outside of the OPs range). Home theater recievers all have subouts, plus you get the advantage of using audyssey or other room correction to help blend in the sub to the mains. Most will say you need at least audyssey XT some saying Audyssey 32 to do a reasonable job which gets you into the upper range of price for avrs.
Originally Posted by mltv /t/1415488/best-integrated-amp-for-400#post_22135192
The Yamaha A-S500 amp is pretty good. The subwoofer output rolls off at 90 Hz, 12 dB/octave, fixed setting.