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https://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronics/ottawa/nad-317-integrated-bridgeable-power-amplifier-mint/1175989090?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true , however, and unfortunately, this old NAD 317 is sonically not at the same level as NAD C326BEE. I would advice you to go for either NAD C326BEE or AMC or Roksan Kandy.

Anyway, click on the NAD 317 picture below to take a closer view at this huge serious Hölmgren toroidal transformer! Wow, can you imagine such huge toroidal transformer inside NAD C326BEE ? It would be cool if it's possible to persuade the NAD engineers to use such huge toroidal transformer inside their next NAD C326BEE units and name it 'NAD C326BEE MkII'. 8)
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http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/integrated-amplifiers/nad/317/prd_116013_2717crx.aspx
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'ronald' says: >>The NAD 317 amp sounds very powerfull and has a nice warmth as well but too bad it's not very dynamic and can sound slow and compressed sometimes.<<

'Jardy' says: >>Very powerfull, but little bit too rough sound for my taste. Articulation mid and high frequensies is good, but this amplifier lacks some clarity in bass. I think this NAD 317 is a very good amp for watching movies, but only semi good for enjoying music records.<<

'talldude777' sasy: >>Despite all of the bad fuss about the "buzz" in the left channel this unit produces, I decided to buy one from a local seller at a bargin price. After spending a few days with this NAD 317, all I can say is that I am totally impressed with this little powerhouse. Very smooth, detailed sound with great bass response. This one is a keeper and for the price I paid it is a real bargin.<<

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/nad-317-vs-c-326bee
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'sandstone' says: >>I owned a NAD 317 many years ago, and it was ok, but I recommend you spring for the NAD C326BEE if possible. There are many refinements sonically and otherwise in this more current 326bee version compared to the old 317.<<

'protean' says: >>Many thanks Sandstone. You diagnosed this exactly. Your comments reflect what I was reading about the 317, so I think the new 326BEE is going to be the way forward. Cheers!<<

https://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/nad-c326bee-vs-d3020-vs-d7050
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'MeanandGreen' says: >>The D series NADs won't sound any better than the C326.<<

http://www.audiostereo.pl/nad-c326bee-vsamc-xia-vs-marantz-pm6005-do-ma-bx2_122212.html
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'Ozýkownicy' says: >>Hello all. This is my first important post. I'm searching for an amp for the Monitor Audio BX2 columns.The speakers are currently hooked to a Denon AVR 1312 receiver. And the source is ONKYO c-n7050. Unfortunately, the sound from the Denon receiver is terribly tiring and it sounds a little bit digitally. Player with Amplified Coaxial Melodic Amplifier. I will definitely switch from Coaxial to RCA ANALOG. Monitors are ashamed to admit, but they are bent by some 2x2.5mm copper wire, but only 3 zł per meter ... The cables will also be changed. I am wondering about NAD C326BEE, AMC XIA, Marantz PM6005. Unless you are recommending something slightly warmer sound, but not to drastically cut the mountains. Because I really like the sound is like crystalline, has a cool scene and stereophile and the bass is also "meat" but not without exaggeration. I'm leaning towards NAD C326BEE, but I'm afraid I'm going to lose that crystallinity to the fleshy bass. I listen to Electronic music, some classic Hip-Hop, Pink Floyd, Jean-Michel Jarre, Armin Van Buuren. So very different music.;) I would very much ask for advice. Thanks in advance.;)<<

'Branza' says: >>The natural choice for your preference is NAD C326BEE.<<

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/800-new-integrated-amps-marantz-pm7004-vs-nad-356bee-vs-anything-else.266512/
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'kurtphire' says: >>I need an integrated amp. I listen to rock n' roll music mostly at semi-loud levels. My speakers are Athena AS-F2 towers. I had the chance to listen to both of these NAD 356BEE and Marantz 7004 amps last night at a local hi-fi shop. I brought in my own speakers and left favoring the Marantz. To me it sounded less surgical compared to the NAD 356BEE and the Marantz had a little more bass. Marantz' bass is not as tight as the NAD but better sounding to my ears. I'd say the NAD C356BEE was more neutral while the Marantz was warmer sounding. The Marantz has a phono stage and the NAD does not.<<

'Baron Von Talbot' says: >>As much as I like NAD C356BEE in your case I'd go with the Marantz. Phono stage and better looks, good build quality and 50 Euro less. Basically 3 more brands besides NAD (no Marantz) : Cambridge Audio, AMC and Exposure - all 3 british. I think the only real alternative here would be the AMC that comes with a very good MM/MC Phono Stage. The sound is said to be way above the price limit. Looks good, too - a Loftsound Highlight ! Home of British Hifi another good store sells AMC, too and claims these really rock.<<

'Baron Von Talbot' says: >>If you want a little more audiophile performance, then that AMC seems to be the better NAD C326BEE on "steroids".<<


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ELOS wrote:
Anyway, click on the NAD 317 picture below to take a closer view at this huge serious Hölmgren toroidal transformer! Wow, can you imagine such huge toroidal transformer inside NAD C326BEE ? It would be cool if it's possible to persuade the NAD engineers to use such huge toroidal transformer inside their next NAD C326BEE units and name it 'NAD C326BEE MkII'. 8)

I'm sure such "NAD C326BEE MkII" will trounce Rega Brio 2017 to pieces :mrgreen:


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http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649356460-anthem-mrx300-with-arc-setup-sys/

Anthem MRX 500 is said to be better than NAD C326BEE and Marantz PM6005 in two channel music performance http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253046166809?clk_rvr_id=1259758185054&rmvSB=true

Arcam Alpha 9 http://www.audio-occasion.qc.ca/integres.htm

https://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/arcam-alpha-9-or
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'plastic penguin' says: >>The Arcam Alpha 9 is far better at bottom end control, once you pass 9 o'clock - or as I call it: " The hi-fi watershed". Others to seriously look at are Creeks original Evo. Similar tonal quality to Arcam but punchier in the bass; Nad 352 is still a fine amp, likewise Kandy MKIII or LIII.<<


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