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Michael Goodman
Mar 6, 2014
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Please keep in mind that an "amp" is not the same as "power amp." In audio circles these days, an "amp" often refers to "headphone amp". It's not powerful enough to work with speakers, since headphones don't need that much power (they are right in your ear and don't need to move a lot of air, compared to speakers).
To satisfy the MC2504 speakers, you need a "power amp" that can output 25W per channel. Many options exist, including our own flagship Integrated DAC/AMP DACmini PX.
Mar 6, 2014
Gneiss
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Mar 6, 2014
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I am not sure I agree. I do not think "amp" refers to a headphone amp in many places outside of Head-Fi. But more importantly most people probably do not want a power amp. If people buy a power amp for these speakers they would also need to buy a preamp, which is getting a bit much for a desktop system. Also it is much easier to find power amps that are over 100W per channel than it is to to find low wattage power amps that would not destroy these speakers.
I think the best suggestion would be for a small integrated amp like the Emotiva MiniX a-100 or maybe even the Miniwatt N3 depending on how sensitive the speakers are. I am sure your DACmini PX would also do a find job, but in general your amp should probably not be 5 times more expensive than your speakers.
Mar 6, 2014
NannerBeans
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Oh I did not know that. I looked around for speaker amplifiers but could not find any except for your DACmini that had RCA outputs. If I plug the RCA connectors to the outputs on the amp meant for speaker wires, would that work?
Mar 6, 2014
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