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    Default Which of the following amps for a pair of RT55s?

    I scored a pair of RT55s (not the RT55i). Right now the plan is to have them in a dedicated 2 channel only set up for casual listening, maybe even for an office system (although that would be overkill)!. I also have a Polk 303 sub I could team up w/ them too.

    I have the following amps I could team up with them:
    Adcom GFA535 (60 watts per)
    Adcom GFA5400 (125 watts per)
    HK PA2000 (100 watts per in bridged mode)
    Onkyo 8511 receiver (100 watts per)
    NAD C270 (120 watts per)

    I don't particularly like the way Onkyo and Polk mix. The older generation Adcom amp (the 535) I think is much brighter and grainer than the newer Adcom 5400, and even though I know it would probably be the best match out of them all I'd rather use the NAD 270 on something else. So it pretty much comes down to the Adcom 5400 vs. the HK 2000. Right now, I'm leaning towards the HK amp as I feel the Adcom is a little brighter than the HK.

    Which would you guys use out of that list for a set of RT55s?

    Thanks in advance for any replys.

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    SDA 2B
    Carver m0.5t
    AMC pre
    Cobalt Cables

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    I have the NAD C270 and RT55is. I do not have them hooked up all the time but I have used them together on a few occasions and they sound very nice together.
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    I'll vote for the NAD as well. The NAD's smoothness should match well with the Tri-lam.


    Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK 42" HDTV | Polk Audio SDA-SRS's (w/RDO's & Vampire Posts) + SVS PC+ 25-31 | AudioQuest Granite (mids) + BWA Silver (highs) | Cary Audio CAD-200 | Signal Cable Silver Resolution XLR's | Wyred 4 Sound STP/SE Pre | Signal Cable Silver Resolution XLR's | Cambridge Audio azur 840C--Wadia 170i + iPod jammed w/ lossless audio--Oppo 970 | Pure|AV PF31d

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    Nad, and that should sound pretty rockin'.

    Two Channel Setup:

    Speakers: Wharfedale Opus 2-3
    Integrated Amp: Jolida JD1502
    DAC: Arcam irDac
    Source: iMac
    Remote Control: iPad Mini

    3.2 Home Theater Setup:

    Fronts: Polk LSiM 703s
    Center: Polk LSiM 703
    Subs: SVS PB 12 NSD X 2
    AVR: Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
    Blu Ray: Sony BDP-S790
    TV Source: DirecTV Genie

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    7th Circle of Hell - aka DFW


    NAD, with the HK a very close second.
    Main HT
    Magnepan 1.6QR fronts, POlk R15 surrounds, Pioneer SC-25, Parasound Halo A23, Oppo BDP-105, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Sony PS3, Apple TV

    Bedroom System
    Polk Blackstone TL3, Polk PSWi225 Wireless Sub, HK 3490 Integrated, Oppo BDP-103, Sharp Aquos 32" TV, Apple TV

    Office Rig
    27" iMac w/Amarra, AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2, Focal XS Book, Schiit Valhalla, Cypher Labs Theorem 720, Philips Fidelio X1, Sennheiser HD600, HiFiMan HE-500, B&W P7, LG 47LM7600, Sony PS3, Apple TV

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