Funnily enough, with the Rotel CDP and Krix Superbrix speakers I had my Alpha 9 paired with, warm was the last thing you'd call my old set up. Extremely revealing and somewhat bright with many rock recordings, but phenomenal with a lot of the electronic music I tend to listen to.
Observe the signature in its natural habitat.
I am glad you are enjoying it, what did you think about the Monitor Audio GX50 that I partnered the A19 with for the demo? Your Dad is going to really enjoy this upgrade especially as he has the SonLink already. Enjoy the music
On the Arcam amp range topic I think What Hifi got it very wrong about the A38 as it is a fantastic amp for those who love the Arcam house sound and has enough power to effortlessly drive most sensibly priced speakers
Great sounding and looking speakers and definitely a great match with the Arcam. If I was in the market for new speakers right now, they would certainly be on my audition list!
Synology 212j, Sonos Connect, Leema Elements Dac, Pro-Ject Debut, Arcam A38, Kef R100, Chord cables
So was I. IMO, Arcam amps aren't warm, particularly with MA and Focal speakers.
Why are you going on about Naim cdp then?
As for MA/Focal thats the speakers not the amp.
That's the most recent comparison.
Well, as you should know, the tonal qualities of speakers influences the tone of the amp. With MAs it's massively transparent, Totems and PMCs adds a little more solidity.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
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You may want to read these owners comments on the MA GX50: http://www.whathifi.com/review/gold-gx50/user-reviews
All 3 complain about the tweeters.
Another speaker in that range you may want to consider is the Tannoy Precision 6.1 esp. if you want a sweeter treble.
I didn't find them bright at all and that was in a less than ideal listening environment with very reflective surfaces. It wasn't a long listen I must admit but I thought they sounded great with the A19 so perhaps slightly warmer electronics are preferable with MA stuff. I wonder if all thoses reviewers bought after auditioning?
I've heard the GX100s. They are good but didn't wow me. Anyway, have no plans to replace the RS6s with anoth MA speaker. The only one I would consider, if the price is right and the Leema can control them, is the PL100. They won't be priority, however, when I come to change.
Already mentally drafted a short-list of speakers I want to hear.
They were not auditioning they were owners. I thought Arcam amps were not warm?
Care to share this list pp? Purely just for interest in other people's plans, nosey perhaps
AV: Sony KDL37w5500-Yamaha RXV2065-Monitor Audio RX8 AV12-Pioneer BDP320-Chord & QED cables and connects-------------
HI-FI: Arcam A38-Arcam CD37-Monitor Audio RX8-Chord cables and connects
Couldnt agree more. I absolutely love mine and am contemplating a speaker upgrade to get the best it's got to give
Of course I don't mind. The only caveat is it may change slightly over the months. Couldn't live with backlash from certain members.
ProAc Response D1 or D2
Thanks. May I ask what made you buy your rs6 as clearly you want to move to stand mounts?
I purchased this pair of RS6s (second pair) as I'm familiar with the sound and the price was ideal. They were only meant to be temporarybut two and half years on ....
Not really taken by newer MAs, hence the move away.
PP, Reason for moving from Floorstanders to standmounts?
None, except for a lack of choice with compact florrstanders.
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