Have any of you made a choice in your setup that you always have to explain or reason? A product that makes people roll their eyes maybe?
I can go first: I really like the Behringer A800 amplifier. It’s by no means the best sounding amplifier I’ve ever heard: But for the price, I haven’t found anything that comes close. As of now, I use it to power my desktop bookshelf speakers. I have the gain set to max (using balanced TRS-XLR cables from my audio interface) and it’s dead quiet. No hiss at all. As a student (up until recently) this amplifier was a no-brainer. Plenty of power, okay SINAD numbers and overall decent sound quality. It retails for 3000 NOK here in Norway (which is roughly 300$/€) and I haven’t really seen anything usable near it’s price point. I haven’t tested it on Arendal speakers yet, but I’m going to this weekend and I’ll let you know the results.
So tell me: Have any of you made similar questionable choices? Do you know of any decent amplifiers around the same pricerange? I’d love to hear them!