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Plzzz 07-10-2021 05:38 AM

New integrated your thoughts
Hi all I thinking of a new integrated amp.
I have four in mind
Musical fidelity m8 xi
Krell k300i
Macintosh ma1200
Simaudio 700i v2
Now normally I go for the weight of an amp but as you can see they all vary in weight so much!
I like speed and bottom end also females vocals my music taste are vary greatly like all of you I suppose.
I want an end game here I want to rest with one of these.
Yes I know I have to listen I done it but impossible all together.
Just after your thoughts.
Speakers monitor audio gold 300
Sony hap z1 es
Your imput would be interesting

Joe Appierto 07-10-2021 07:18 AM

Those all look like worthy contenders and while I do not own any of them, I have an audio buddy who swears by his Simaudio 600i. It's the less powerful (125 wpc versus 175 wpc for the 700i) brother to the 700i. He always states that the Simaudio simply gets out of the way and allows what's further up the food chain to shine through. His speakers are the Totem Fire and the ancillary equipment is by Simaudio.

Formerly YB-2 07-10-2021 08:35 AM

From the ones you've listed I would just go with the one that has the most visual appeal to your eye. Don't think you can go wrong, unless the fact that the MF is made in China bothers you. They have all received glowing reviews from the professional reviewers.

Levitator 07-10-2021 08:38 AM

I’ve recently been through this exercise and would highly recommend the Aesthetix Mimas - it is well priced, has plenty of power and is very musical being a hybrid amp (tube pre amp). The optional DAC is also surprisingly good…

Here is a link

There are a number of excellent reviews that you can find online. At least put it on your list if you can source one to listen to.

Good luck!!

jmw31 07-10-2021 12:32 PM

I have heard most and would put the Simaudio 2nd behind one that is not on your list: The Boulder 866. Simply amazing. Next would be the Krell in 3rd.

Puma Cat 07-10-2021 03:06 PM

Since you want endgame my recommendation would be Constellation Argo or DarTZeel CT-8550.

Plzzz 07-10-2021 04:14 PM

I need to retire with some money to buy music so consetellation and DARTZEEL ARE OUT

John49 07-10-2021 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by Plzzz (Post 1041204)
I need to retire with some money to buy music so consetellation and DARTZEEL ARE OUT

I retired with NO MONEY and went with a Simaudio 700i, which became V1 when V2 came out. My belief is there is not a great difference between the two, unlike the 600i V1 and V2…

JMD 07-10-2021 10:51 PM

From your list the Sim Audio. You might also want to look at the new Modwright 225 hybrid integrated and yes the Boulder 866.

Plzzz 07-11-2021 03:23 AM

Wow sim audio is least powerful but is already getting the nod it’s not cheap either?

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