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Is the Cambridge Audio - Azur 351A Integrated Amp a good choice for the Bowers & Wilkins 685's Speakers?

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I'm not much of an Audiophile unlike a close friend of mine, but I do appreciate beautiful sound quality in music. For you Hi-Fi people out there, will this Integrated Amp and Speaker setup work fine without any issues? I don't know much about the specs needed to keep things running safe.

FYI: I will not be using the full potential of these speakers if I do get a hold on them. I'll have these in an average sized bedroom.
Edited by R3apR369 - 5/31/13 at 9:12am
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Depends on room size and expected listening level. 84db sensitivity speakers would be a pretty heavy load on such a small amplifier.
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Well at the moment, I wouldn't be pulling much power from them. I am in an average sized bedroom and would be using these as stereo speakers for my TV. What am I looking for in a receiver that I need to watch out for with these speakers?

Any receivers out there that caught your attention that would work well with these speakers? I'm in the $300 range.


How about the Denon AVR-1613 5.1?
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... would be using these as stereo speakers for my TV.

Why are you looking at 5.1 receivers fro a 2.0 system?
And why a reviver? Do you need AM/FM?
Why not just a 2 channel integrated amp?
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Just to be clear, this is just part of my [2013 Dream Build Contest] or when I start having money again. Btw, I will also be using this for music. Probably more-so than movies or gaming.

edit: Decided to switch to the B&W 685's and the Cambridge Audio Azur 351A.



Any thoughts on these Integrated Amps?:

Marantz PM5004 Integrated Amplifier

Cambridge Audio Azur 351A
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I'm not sure how hard they are to get in the USA, but look out for an Arcam A18. It's in a similar price range and it is a terrific amp at the price. It suits the B&Ws better too, as with many bookshelves they lack warmth, the Arcam should provide that.
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