Originally Posted by helgo /forum/post/13011131
well, i can't find the Integra anywhere online, but i can gt the 885 online. any reason not to get the 885 ?
Originally Posted by sharkshark /forum/post/12952156
should I instead be looking at the Elite 94 instead, waiting to dive into separates at a later time?
Originally Posted by WestCoastD /forum/post/13013003
No, I think separates are better for a number of reasons, period! Separates provide more versatility- you can select from a vast array of brands of amplifiers (size, power, channels, etc.,...). Once you have a good amp and speakers your set. You can always change pre-pro's (for new codec's/features, etc.,...).
BTW, I don't know why you're so hung-up about [not] having a fan inside an amp, the new-generation NAD's have very nicely designed "variable speed fan" technology.
Originally Posted by B&W700guy /forum/post/13011874
Are you trying to find the Integra website or looking to buy an Integra online? Integra will not sell through online dealers.
Originally Posted by ken_sai69 /forum/post/13061235
Maybe you can also give the ICEpower amps a look
Originally Posted by ken_sai69 /forum/post/13063739
Yeah, I know what you mean B&W. When you spend 2~3k on an amplifier, the last thing you wanna see on the webpage is some CAD drawing. In the thread I attached, there are some customers posting their purchase. Make no mistake, Wyred4sound will definitely have the better build quality. In exchange for about 20% more in the price tag. The good thing tho, ICE module is standalone, and all the manufacture provides are the connections and the case.
Originally Posted by ken_sai69 /forum/post/13064578
^^ What I was thinking is that the 3 year is what B&O provide them and they just transfer it to their customer (i.e. they will not lose money on warranty)
Originally Posted by BamBamF16 /forum/post/13063874
Have you given a look to Emotiva for amps? They are very reasonably priced, excellent customer service. I don't have one, but the folks that do, love them.
Originally Posted by sharkshark /forum/post/13065042
...hrm, I just hate the idea of fans, call me old fashioned... The class-D amps are intriguing to be sure, and certainly take up less room!
I think I'm passing on the Arcam, despite being an amazing deal. Will save up for the NAD (with fans, but aparently damn silent ones that monitor output), the Rotel, Adcom, Bryston.... crap, this is an expensive hobby.