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Well, the amp I've been eying is the Fatman iTube. Now, from that site they do a package deal for the M-Audio BR1. I know M-Audio are a good make and I can afford a slightly better one, namely the BR2. Would the iTube be able to power it? What other speakers would be best from that site from £200 down, preferably less but I can stretch if the better speakers are much better.

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EDIT: Actually, http://www.bluestreamav.co.uk/pages/...?s=01119022802 is an upgraded model of that it seems and not too much more, plus free delivery. What would be good for that?
    
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Bump regarding the edit and BR2's.
    
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For speakers I would go with the Tannoy fusion 1/2's or the Mordaunt Shorts 902i's
     
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The 902i's look good, plus they come with free stands Looks good.
    
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Originally Posted by frostbite View Post
They do, however the one thing I'm troubled about is the:

"Amplifier requirments: 30 - 100 watts"

The fatman carbon is 25w per channel, does that mean 50 watts in total so would it be okay?
    
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I second the Monitor Audio BR2s... they are well known as being the best speakers possible for the money. Suprising amount of Bass out of those speakers, I've tried them on a small Teac Micro System once and was impressed.

Besides, Wattage means nothing, the BR2s are easy to drive w/ sensitivity of 90DB/m.

However, to be honest, you'd be much better served (amplification wise) by a entry level Rotel Integrated Amp, provided you don't NEED iPod connectivity (which, by the way, I don't see why, so long as you plug your PC into the amp)

http://europe.rotel.com/series06/specs/ra05.htm

Hell of a good cheap stereo, IMO.

Cambridge Audio make good cheap Integrated Amps too, under the Azur product family.

The fatman has received decent reviews, if my memory is good, but bear in mind that you will never be able to really party (I.E. Crank the Volume) with it... If you like Jazz and the novelty of Tubes (and of course the neat look) fine.

Pound for pound I'd say the Rotel/Cambridge with the BR2s would be an AMAZING beginning to hifi audio... make sure you try both amps, they do have diffrent sounds.
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Well, it does need ipod connectivity really, it won't be near my pc. Could I get the RA-05 and then get an ipod dock which will connect to it? How would that work? Theres one going on ebay which I may try and win.

EDIT: I could get http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz...on_asd1r.shtml as apparently it works with denon amplifiers, are they any good? If so, which model would be best for me?

EDIT 2: Pioneer also do it: http://www.petertyson.co.uk/ebuttonz...er_idk01.shtml

EDIT 3: They're actually for receivers...oops.

EDIT 4: http://www.hifix.co.uk/sku.lasso?rlo...36f4a156918288 Ooo, pricey, but good I guess?

EDIT 5 (lol): http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Arcam-Delta-29...QQcmdZViewItem looks like quite a good vintage amp, I may go for that one...should I?
    
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The tube amp might do the trick then... I wouldn't pay nearly 150 pounds for a i-DOCK, especially when you have to buy the amp and speakers as well.

I'd go to a local hifi shop and try the BR2s with the tube amp you suggested...
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Yes, it does seem stupid. How about I just not use a dock and use something like http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...%20RCA%20Cable (to hold me over until I get soloz to make me one) then hook that up to a normal amplifier?
    
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