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best power amp for ns10's on a budget
Old 1st June 2006
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best power amp for ns10's on a budget

any advice on the best power amp for bringing out the best in ns10's if im on a budget.
thanks
Old 1st June 2006
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Originally Posted by vcode
any advice on the best power amp for bringing out the best in ns10's if im on a budget.
thanks
If your budget is only $30 then this thing is cool.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=172282
Old 1st June 2006
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Please let us know what your budget is. Are you looking at a solution under $100 or $1000?
Old 1st June 2006
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ns10 power amp budget range

300-500 range.
also everyone recommends the bryston 4b but thats a little more.
Old 1st June 2006
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I myself was looking for a decent priced amp for my NS10s a while ago and someone suggested the hafler p3500. I never got it. (my ns10s still sitting in the corner)
Old 1st June 2006
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Try one of these:



http://search-desc.ebay.com/Stewart-...ofocusZunknown



A great option to a Bryston on NS10's.
Old 1st June 2006
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I know some guys that've had a nice experience with Bryston amps, the 2B seems familiar. They go pretty cheap on ebay these days.
Old 1st June 2006
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Yamaha monitors need a Yanaha AMP

makes a big difference ......... I have no idea why but you won't be disappointed
Old 2nd June 2006
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The NS-10 Hafler P3000 combo is not too bad on a budget. A little better would be a used Bryston 4B, a lot better is a Bryston 4B$$T (that's SST to be clear).
Old 2nd June 2006
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a used Yamaha P2500 might be in that price range.

ben
Old 2nd June 2006
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I second the Bryston 2B if you can find one. I bought one off a mate for about $500 and was just the ticket to make my NS10's come alive. I also run a cheap consumer sub with them...... I like it!
He's been begging me to sell it back to him ever since. Seems the Alesis "reference" amplifier he replaced it with has made his NS10's unuseable.
Old 2nd June 2006
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I'm using a Crown DC 300 (I have the original 1967 model), paid $250 on eBay, to power my NS-10's.

Old 2nd June 2006
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Here's a dumb question for you guys, since I"m in the same boat (my amp that's driving my NS-10's is awful, so I'm looking into either a Bryston 2b or 4b to replace them)..what's the easiest setup to control the volume of the power amp externally? What do most people do? On my amp, it's just a consumer line amp, so it has a big volume knob on it, but there is none for the Brystons. I'm trying to avoid buying an external mixer (unless I can bypass it completely and just use it to function as a volume knob)
Old 2nd June 2006
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if i understand you correctly you probably want something like a Mackie Big knob
or a rack mounted solution would be the Presonus central station....

The central station also gives you some idea of metering as well....
Old 2nd June 2006
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Here's a very good match for NS-10's...




http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-STUDER-A...QQcmdZViewItem
Old 4th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by audiomichael
The NS-10 Hafler P3000 combo is not too bad on a budget.

That is what I did, and the match pretty well together. Realize that these are not my main monitors however, but are a reference pair when mixing.
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