Advice on updating an old Musical Fidelity A3 amp

Discussion in 'Solid State' started by Groucho2004, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Groucho2004

    Groucho2004 New Member

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    Hi,

    My good old MF A3 (the very first incarnation) is getting old (~17 years) and I'm looking for a replacement, ideally under 1000 Euro / 1200 $. I have been looking at reviews of the usual suspects (Yamaha A701, NAD 356BEE, Marantz PM8005) but can't make up my mind. It's important to me that the amp sound is a bit on the warm side and works well at low volumes.
    My speakers are the original KEF Reference Model 2. They are a bit difficult to drive (they dip down to 3 Ohm) but they make up for it with good efficiency. My MF doesn't have problems driving them at the volumes I listen to.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. cademan

    cademan Addicted Member

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    Yeah, keep the one you have! Just because it is 17 years old doesn't mean its getting useless. Maybe do a standard recap and then decide if you want a new one. I'm still using my 40 year old Pioneer integrated amps plus some 60 year old tube amps. They have all been recapped and should out live me!
     

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