£3-4k to replace old Rotel Amps & CD player
I'm new to this forum but have been into hifi for as long as I can remember. In the past I've relied on what was available at my local dealer (I'm in Jersey so this is limited ) but have been trawling the internet recently for some inspiration for something new and am bewildered by the amount of seemingly top end equipment currently available.
I have decided to treat myself and my B&W 683s to something a bit tasty to replace my Rotel separates; currently:
RB-991 Power Amp (2x200w)
RCD-951 CD Player
I have set a budget of £3-4k and I am looking for pure stereo at this time and have taken a shine to the Audiolab range; specifically:
8200-MB x 2
As I won't be able to listen to these items because of where I'm based I'd be really grateful for some advice on whether this seems like an adequate replacement for the Rotel power; and in your experiences whether you could point me in a different direction to Audiolab (if necessary)? I'm also interested in your opinion as to whether I should be looking at a separate DAC and pre-amp rather than than Audiolab's "all rolled into one" offering.
Thanks a million.