Recommended amp for b&w 683?


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Username: Jman830

Post Number: 2
Registered: Mar-08
Any recommendations for b&w 683 for around $1500 or less for an amp? I keep hearing great reviews of the Roksan kandy amp but there's no dealer in my state. The only amp I've lestened to is the rotel rb 1070 but would like to hear the 1080? 2 different dealers have suggested the rotel? are they that good for the money? There price is $1000 for the 1080. Is it important to have a good pre-amp? they're suggesting the rc 1070. if i buy these 2 plus rotel cd player for about $700 i'm at $2200 for the package. It seems I could get the Roksan kandy amp and cd player for a few hundred bucks more. Any suggestions??

Bronze Member
Username: Jazzman71

Phoenix, AZ USA

Post Number: 81
Registered: Dec-07

Do some digging around the forum if you don't get any replies on this thread. Check out the [speakers] theads as well. My recollections from what I've read would suggest Rotel is a little weak in the kness for the B&Ws. What about Bryston guys? This one is gone but is representative of what you can get within your budget. And 12-13 years of warranty left--wow.

Good luck on the search.

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Username: Nuck

Post Number: 9879
Registered: Dec-04


Gold Member
Username: Artk

Albany, Oregon USA

Post Number: 6515
Registered: Feb-05
Rotel is actually a good match for the 600 series B&W.

Silver Member
Username: Magfan


Post Number: 145
Registered: Oct-07
I have a RB-1070 and it is very nice. It was not the best match for my current-hog panels, but as far as quality of sound, it was right there.
The '1080 is good, too. You'll enjoy either one.
I am selling my '1070 on Audiogon.
Pre amp important? Yep.

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Username: Snapcat

Post Number: 30
Registered: Oct-07
If you're gonna get the Rotel cdp then I'd go all Rotel - used 1080 amp, used pre, & new cdp.

Here's what I'm looking at but can't purchase just yet.
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