Amplifier advise, 500 quid with a phono stage, thoughts?
As part of my Dad's father's day pressy, I am helping him spend some money on a new amplifier!
He will be upgrading his Tannoy Mercury F1 speakers too, but he wants to replace his Cambridge Audio 340 with something a little warmer that has a phono stage.
I have suggested the Arcam A18 at the knock down price of £299 'IF' he can find one but he was also looking at the Rega Brio R so suspect he will be willing to part with about £500 quid max. He doesn't listen at concert volumes but wants something that will keep him happy for quite some time.
Any other suggestions/comments welcomed!