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RE: would £600 be best spent

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would £400 be best spent going in the 'speaker pot' ?

Pretty much like you. A £1600 amp with £1000 turntable and £800 speakers, is investing in a Gyro sensible?

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Perfectly sensible if Steve thinks the upgrade in sq is worth the money , then why not.

I would quite happily stick a Gyro coupled with a Sme iv in a system comprising of an amp/speaker combo way below 2400 quid, and be happy as a pig in the proverbial. Of course I have a good idea on what that combo comprises of and would pitch it up against anything I've seen on here.  Smile

 

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RE: would £600 be best spent

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plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:
would £400 be best spent going in the 'speaker pot' ?

Pretty much like you. A £1600 amp with £1000 turntable and £800 speakers, is investing in a Gyro sensible?

:?

 

Perfectly sensible if Steve thinks the upgrade in sq is worth the money , then why not.

I would quite happily stick a Gyro coupled with a Sme iv in a system comprising of an amp/speaker combo way below 2400 quid, and be happy as a pig in the proverbial. Of course I have a good idea on what that combo comprises of and would pitch it up against anything I've seen on here.  Smile

 

No sour grapes, only nice plump ripe ones.

I've suggested on a couple of occasions to upgrade his speakers to something like Totems, which should give him a (very) worthwhile upgrade. He already has his sources up to scratch - I don't as yet.

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With all due respect PP, I

With all due respect PP, I really think you under estimate the RS3, yes they are £800 but I reckon if Gandy stuck £1000 on them they would still sell!

Is there that much of a gap between £800 & £1200 speakers? (arros)

Theres nothing complicated about them, simple crossover, paper cones and most of all they work in my living room.

I'm going Gyro first then speakers

I demoed the Gyro/Tecnoarm with the Elicit R/RS3 - yep there was an improvement - not much though until Gary stuck on an SME IV - everything snapped into place the soundstage and imaging is impeccable. The Gyro looks the dogs in Black with those weights spinning!

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PS my £400 speaker pot

PS my £400 speaker pot comment was purely tongue-in-cheek Smile

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RE: With all due respect PP, I

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With all due respect PP, I really think you under estimate the RS3, yes they are £800 but I reckon if Gandy stuck £1000 on them they would still sell! Is there that much of a gap between £800 & £1200 speakers? (arros) imaging is impeccable.

First no - how can I underestimate a product if I've never heard it? By your comments you seem to be OVER estimating the RS3. TBH, I'd put my RS6s up against Regas anyday.

I know they are beelzebub to you, but with top-notch amplification they're a different animal. Why would i persist with them if they were lacking? Can they be beaten? Of course they can, but not below £1000 mark. That isn't the first time I've mentioned that.

Arros £1200? more like £1500 (black and basic finish) - £1600.

 

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Fair do's I will get the

Fair do's

I will get the Arros after the Gyrodec

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RE: Fair do's I will get the

Comparing stuff on price is dumb, particularly when comparing British products against foreign.  You aren't paying distributor or import fees on British kit for a start.  Totem Arros cost about £1000 in Canada, for example.

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RE: Fair do's I will get the

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Fair do's I will get the Arros after the Gyrodec

No, don't buy the Arros on my say-so. You mentioned the dealer that had the Rega turntable also is a dealer for Totem. I said while your at it blag a pair of Arros, they should be a good benchmark, and see how the RS3s stack up.

I have read good things about Rega and Totem...

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RE: With all due respect PP, I

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:
With all due respect PP, I really think you under estimate the RS3, yes they are £800 but I reckon if Gandy stuck £1000 on them they would still sell! Is there that much of a gap between £800 & £1200 speakers? (arros) imaging is impeccable.

Arros £1200? more like £1500 (black and basic finish) - £1600.

 

 

They are £1,295 at a dealer Steve visits. 

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RE: Fair do's I will get the

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Fair do's I will get the Arros after the Gyrodec

No, don't buy the Arros on my say-so. You mentioned the dealer that had the Rega turntable also is a dealer for Totem. I said while your at it blag a pair of Arros, they should be a good benchmark, and see how the RS3s stack up.

I have read good things about Rega and Totem...

I was being flippant PP

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I have read good things about Rega and Totem...

What Regas do you refer too?

 

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Gandy's chipboard TTs are so

Gandy's chipboard TTs are so so, but I do actually rate the build quality of the RS3's, real cherry veneer and yes I do rate them as they deserve it.

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RE: Fair do's I will get the

stevebrock wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:
Fair do's I will get the Arros after the Gyrodec

No, don't buy the Arros on my say-so. You mentioned the dealer that had the Rega turntable also is a dealer for Totem. I said while your at it blag a pair of Arros, they should be a good benchmark, and see how the RS3s stack up.

I have read good things about Rega and Totem...

What Regas do you refer too?

 

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The Rega was the Brio-R and Arros. I would guess that if you played at high volumes the Brio may come unstuck. Although wonderful speakers, the Totems can be tricky to drive.

EDIT - sorry it was the original Brio and not the 'R'

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RE: Isn't RE: Isn't

JamesMellor wrote:

Smile  Yeah I guess Smile  I think what I meant is there is about 6 years left of FM , I find it hard to believe the Goverment would manipulate the stats to achive thier ends :shame:

James

                       They manipulate everything else.........:shhh:

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RE: How much better would Arcam T32 be...

I had a arcam it was the best tuner I ever had even beet my Yamaha ct7000 .

But it did need a very good aerial to be totally nois free.  Now I stream all my radio from my laptop to my dac and I can listen to high bit radio from all over the world in great quality.  It makes sense. 

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DAB or no DAB?

chebby wrote:

It was just a little irony that in buying a DAB capable tuner (primarily for it's FM performance),  you will be adding to the stats that will help the Government decide to switch off FM just a little bit earlier.

99 percent of all radios sold nowadays are both DAB and FM.  But even if all their buyers only used the FM part of their purchase,  the Government would still count all of them as DAB listeners for the purposes of their stats.

Not so if you count all car radios too, methinks.

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