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Suggestions for a used stereo/ 2 ch amp w HT bypass?
« on: September 05, 2020, 19:15 »
Helping my elderly godpa look for a set to enjoy his music while able to enjoy his HT via avr. 90% music usage. Mostly country music

To pair with his marantz sr5010 avr and dali ikon 1 speakers. His avr has preouts to connect to the 2 ch amp. He only has 1 pair of front speakers (for both HT and music)

But we totally know nuts abt 2 ch amps with HT bypass.

Would like to get some help to suggest models to look out for in used market? Best if its currently available right now online. E.g carousell :)

His budget is less than 900. :)

Grateful for any suggestions /help
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Re: Suggestions for a used 2ch/ stereo amp w HT bypass?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 19:53 »
http://audiophile.no/en/articles-tests-reviews/item/426-amplifiers-with-processor-input

This article has quite a good list. Can narrow down from there.


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Re: Suggestions for a used 2ch/ stereo amp w HT bypass?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 20:07 »
http://audiophile.no/en/articles-tests-reviews/item/426-amplifiers-with-processor-input

This article has quite a good list. Can narrow down from there.


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Thx bro for the list. :) But we face a big problem cos the long list has no price hence it is difficult to zoom in to which can be below 900.

Possible to suggest some models that can fall within 900? Cos we are not familiar at all with 2ch amps :)
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Re: Suggestions for a used stereo/ 2 ch amp w HT bypass?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 19:40 »
Cool find: Cambridge Audio Azur 851A for S$990 https://carousell.app.link/JapHru2Gy9

Here’s one more for consideration. 


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Re: Suggestions for a used stereo/ 2 ch amp w HT bypass?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2020, 09:08 »
Cool find: Cambridge Audio Azur 851A for S$990 https://carousell.app.link/JapHru2Gy9

Here’s one more for consideration. 


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Thankful dom. Will check it out

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Re: Suggestions for a used stereo/ 2 ch amp w HT bypass?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2020, 13:44 »
Thx for all the help rendered.

Just found out from bro Ronil that I can add a RCA/XLR switch to serve as a HT bypass. So my choices for 2 channel amps is much wider now and not restricted by one that has HT bypass function!!

Posting in the audio forum to get more advice as it's more music related now since no need HT bypass. Thanks for all the help!

Mods, you may delete this thread if necessary as the help needed has changed drastically. Thx!
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Re: Suggestions for a used stereo/ 2 ch amp w HT bypass?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2020, 20:53 »
Thx for all the help rendered.

Just found out from bro Ronil that I can add a RCA/XLR switch to serve as a HT bypass. So my choices for 2 channel amps is much wider now and not restricted by one that has HT bypass function!!

Posting in the audio forum to get more advice as it's more music related now since no need HT bypass. Thanks for all the help!

Mods, you may delete this thread if necessary as the help needed has changed drastically. Thx!

Isit ?  How to do it by adding a RCA/XLR switch ?

Can meh ???

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Re: Suggestions for a used stereo/ 2 ch amp w HT bypass?
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2020, 22:07 »
This is what I understand can be done. Pls jump in if I get it wrong or if its not possible .

For music:
Oppo analogue out (front left and right) > rca switch input A > rca switch output to stereo amp
(note: oppo will be used as a pre-amp)

For movies :
Oppo hdmi out > avr hdmi input > for front LR channels, avr pre-out for front LR speakers > rca switch input B > rca switch output to stereo amp.

For both cases, depending on music or HT usage, just use the rca switch to select the path to be used
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Re: Suggestions for a used stereo/ 2 ch amp w HT bypass?
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2020, 22:20 »
Isit ?  How to do it by adding a RCA/XLR switch ?

Can meh ???
I'm using this switcher. It's the same as Bro Ronildoq. You can grab them from AliExpress.

Well for me it's a good addition to use between on Nord streamer and lyngdorf via  Nord 3ch Purifi Monoblocks amps.

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Re: Suggestions for a used stereo/ 2 ch amp w HT bypass?
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2020, 22:49 »
More clarity needed....

Will there be additional speakers or cd player added to the 2 channel integrated amp setup?

There are zone2 & front pre-outs from the AVR, why not add a power amp & leverage on the AVR pre-amp instead?

Why use the AVR pre-out to integrated amp HT-bypass just to use the power amp section (skipping the integrated amp pre-amp control)?

Good read from 2012: http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=124689.0

stand alone 2 channel still the best.....just saying ;D


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Re: Suggestions for a used stereo/ 2 ch amp w HT bypass?
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2020, 22:56 »
More clarity needed....

Will there be additional speakers or cd player added to the 2 channel integrated amp setup?

There are zone2 & front pre-outs from the AVR, why not add a power amp & leverage on the AVR pre-amp instead?

Why use the AVR pre-out to integrated amp HT-bypass just to use the power amp section (skipping the integrated amp pre-amp control)?

Good read from 2012: http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=124689.0

stand alone 2 channel still the best.....just saying ;D
Hello,

Good sharing kinger.

I did not go with HT pass. As I've different players. Example, playback from zidoo uhd2000, lyngdorf MP 50 and Nord Streamer. So the switcher is the best option for me.

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