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CD/Amp/Speakers for around 2k, what should I demo?

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RE: CD/Amp/Speakers for around 2k, what should I demo?

Exoticsounds wrote:

If your CD player digital out, then you can just keep it and pair it with a dac. (If not you can get a suitable CD or BlueRay player for around £100 with digital out).

 

DAC + Power Amp Combos: Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus and Rotel RB1552 Power Amp about £1050, Audiolab M-DAC and Audiolab 8200P Power Amp  about £1250 or Musical Fidelity M1 SDAC and Musical Fidelity M1 PWR about £1299

 

Speakers: Tannoy Revolution DC6TSE, Tannoy Revolution DC6, Monitor Audio Silver RX6, Epos Epic 5 or Mordaunt-Short Mezzo 6

 

I'd love to try this combo:

 

Musical Fidelity M1 SDAC and Musical Fidelity M1 PWR about £1299

Monitor Audio RX6 £750

 

Very flexible and just £50 over the OP's budget at retail. So I suspect the combo could be acquired new within budget.

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RE: CD/Amp/Speakers for around 2k, what should I demo?

Thanks for all your suggestions. I have decided the best way forward for me is to keep the CDP and just get amp and speakers. I still prefer the idea of having an amp rather than just active speakers I'm afriad.

I demoed both the Cyrus 8DAC and the Musical Fideleity M1 (DAC, Clic and Power) with B&W CM8s and I much prefered the MF out of the two. So I'm currently considering that as my number 1 choice, but will try and demo some more of the suggestions above.

Thanks again

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RE: CD/Amp/Speakers for around 2k, what should I demo?

http://www.whathifi.com/review/denon-ceol-rcd-n7

http://www.whathifi.com/review/m-cr603

 

http://www.whathifi.com/review/kef-ls50 or these big danes http://www.whathifi.com/review/dali-ikon-6

 

Up to the 2000$ you could buy a subwoofer,some stands or cable(mabye some music to enjoy?)

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