Following your helpful thoughts I auditioned the following on Friday: Rega Brio-r, Arcam FMJ A19, Marantz cd6004, Rega Rp1, Kef LS50 and my old Roger Ls3/5a speakers. What an inert sting and enlightening time my son and I had! We had the chance to here both amps back to back with my Rogers and the Kefs. I was rather disappointed with the Rega brio and thought it sounded a little flat and lacking in detail; the Arcam sounded more transparent and detailed - you must excuse my terminology as I find it difficult to translate what I heard into words! It was suggested that we swop the rega deck for the project debut carbon and the difference was immediately apparent with a clearer more detailed sound. With the music I had taken I thought my Rogers were holding up well against the kerfs until it was suggested that we listen to Chris Jones "no sanctuary here" - wow the difference between my Rogers and the kefs lept out at me with the kegs delivering a much cleaner more focused sound with each instrument clearly placed on the "stage". I had always loved my rogers but I have had to get a divorce!
I am now the very proud owner of the Arcam, Kefs, Project Debut Carbon and the Marantz and will be looking to sell my Rogers on eBay - the have served me really well and I will be sorry to see them go but From my inexperienced listening perspective it seems that speakers have moved on.
Many thanks for all your original thoughts.
Mike, thanks for the update, and so glad you listened to some options. I'm sure your A19 and LS50s will sound geat, and get even better as they run in.
I hope you get a good price for your Rogers speakers - they are a real vintage item nowadays.
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