Atlas questor interconnects
and the Rega Brio-r. £500 is a bargain to pay for my hifi heaven..
cambridge audio 651c, rega brio-r, dynaudio DM7
Denon TU-260LII tuner in mint condition for £15 from Friday Ads and Rotel RCD-965BX for £40 off ebay and in near mint condition. My newly aquired Sonos Connect has effectively made these redundant but I doubt I'd sell them just in case the Internet world comes crashing down
Sonos Connect - Rotel RCD-965BX - Arcam irDac
Naim NAIT XS
Naim NAC A5 - Spendor SA-1
Rega EAR - AKG K450 - AKG K551
Alongside the Q 2020i which I mentioned earlier, I'd also say the Denon RCD-M39DAB.
Pro-ject Genie RPM1.3/Ortofon 2M Red with cork mat (Soon) - Graham Slee 'The Bridge' Phono Stage - Pioneer A-30 - Dali Zensor 3. (+ Denon DCD720AE for CDs)
Does it have enough power for the 2020i?
Plenty for listening at domestically acceptable levels. You'd probably want more if you were looking for party levels but otherwise its fine.
A TA2020 based T-Amp, They have their limitations but for around £50 new, you cant complain.
I have not really bought anything else (ever) new though, everything is S/H.
tottaly agree got myself a smsl ta2021b never heard sound like it from such a small boxbest £35 ever
The Q Acoustics Concept 20. Brilliant speakers, just like the 2020i but even better.
My home cinema system and my iPad 2.
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad Air & iPhone 4S.
My Miniwatt N3 valve amp. £150 of pocket sized goodness.
Pro-Ject Debut SE3 / Marantz SA8003 / Luxman T-117L / Audio Analogue Puccini / AVI Neutron 5
ProAc Tablette Anniversary speakers - incredible bass for such small cabinets.
My Behringer UCA202 DAC. Astonishing performance from a DAC that only cost £24. I can't see how it can possibly be bettered.
I have that as well, its good value but to be honest my soundcard is just as good and has far more settings, I don't really find much difference between dacs.
Having bothered to run a 10 metre phono lead round the room I was really disappointed with the sound from my computer. (Packard Bell). The bass seemed rolled off, and the sound was fuzzy and weird.Now I'm using the Behringer I can't tell the difference between a CD played on the computer and one played on the CD player. (Philips CD850 MKII) I'm well happy.
Well its probably your soundcard, mine is fine and sounds so much better with headphones than the Behringer. I only bought the Behringer because I was advised it was safer than plugging directly into my active speakers with rca. Did you go into your soundcard into the settings, my default settings were not very good. My is an Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card.
I haven't tried it with headphones.
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