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CJSF, if I may.. You had Croft integrated in the past? And you moved on to Icon?

 

Yes he did, and he moved up to the ST40

 

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... then again, cautious is boring Smile

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Nice save. Back to sitting on me fingers .

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And compared to the Elicit-R?

Which one ?  :grin:

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CJSF, if I may.. You had Croft integrated in the past? And you moved on to Icon?

 

That is correct . . . the question is :?
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plastic penguin wrote:
And compared to the Elicit-R?

Which one ?  :grin:

:cheers: funny

 

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Well the ST40 has gone back - had every intention of going to the Wam show at Scalford on Sunday but I have commitments with kids, I was hoping to listen to a few more valve amps. 

Had the Brio on most of today - its good but the ST40 is soo much nicer, smoother, detailed, tighter on bass, better imaging so I have duly bought one - 5-7 days for delivery.

Diviided opinion on wether the ST40 needs a valve phono but the Rega MM stage did a grand job so will stick with that for the time being.

Just need to order some longer legs for my hifi rack to accomadate the BEAST

 

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Diviided opinion on wether the ST40 needs a valve phono but the Rega MM stage did a grand job so will stick with that for the time being

 

If you are getting the ST40 then you definitely need a good valve phono - at some point.

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Had the Brio on most of today - its good but the ST40 blows it into the weeds 

 

 

Fixt that for ya mate.

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Had the Brio on most of today - its good but the ST40 is soo much nicer, smoother, detailed, tighter on bass, better imaging so I have duly bought one - 5-7 days for delivery. 

So? You haven't answered my original question. The Icon is better than the Brio but how does the imaging, soundstage, detail, bass control compare with the Elicit-R?

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stevebrock wrote:
 

Had the Brio on most of today - its good but the ST40 is soo much nicer, smoother, detailed, tighter on bass, better imaging so I have duly bought one - 5-7 days for delivery. 

So? You haven't answered my original question. The Icon is better than the Brio but how does the imaging, soundstage, detail, bass control compare with the Elicit-R?

dunno mate cant remember now - the last few elicits were just spent trying to find fault with it.

elicit not quite as smooth

 

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stevebrock wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:
 

Had the Brio on most of today - its good but the ST40 is soo much nicer, smoother, detailed, tighter on bass, better imaging so I have duly bought one - 5-7 days for delivery. 

So? You haven't answered my original question. The Icon is better than the Brio but how does the imaging, soundstage, detail, bass control compare with the Elicit-R?

dunno mate cant remember now 

Mmmm.... :?

Would be very interesting to hear the two together.

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plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:
 

Had the Brio on most of today - its good but the ST40 is soo much nicer, smoother, detailed, tighter on bass, better imaging so I have duly bought one - 5-7 days for delivery. 

So? You haven't answered my original question. The Icon is better than the Brio but how does the imaging, soundstage, detail, bass control compare with the Elicit-R?

dunno mate cant remember now 

Mmmm.... :?

Would be very interesting to hear the two together.

PP, Steve had to give up on Rega Elicit R, let the man have some fun... Wink

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plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:
 

Had the Brio on most of today - its good but the ST40 is soo much nicer, smoother, detailed, tighter on bass, better imaging so I have duly bought one - 5-7 days for delivery. 

So? You haven't answered my original question. The Icon is better than the Brio but how does the imaging, soundstage, detail, bass control compare with the Elicit-R?

dunno mate cant remember now 

Mmmm.... :?

Would be very interesting to hear the two together.

PP, Steve had to give up on Rega Elicit R, let the man have some fun... Wink

Yup he did. But comparing a £500 with a £1500 amp (approx) is hardly fair, especially when my first question about the Elicit was ignored and the second was "can't remember now". That sounds pretty lame, but if I was to change there'd be those who would ask the same question.

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plastic penguin wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:
 

Had the Brio on most of today - its good but the ST40 is soo much nicer, smoother, detailed, tighter on bass, better imaging so I have duly bought one - 5-7 days for delivery. 

So? You haven't answered my original question. The Icon is better than the Brio but how does the imaging, soundstage, detail, bass control compare with the Elicit-R?

dunno mate cant remember now 

Mmmm.... :?

Would be very interesting to hear the two together.

PP, Steve had to give up on Rega Elicit R, let the man have some fun... Wink

Yup he did. But comparing a £500 with a £1500 amp (approx) is hardly fair, especially when my first question about the Elicit was ignored and the second was "can't remember now". That sounds pretty lame, but if I was to change there'd be those who would ask the same question.

you got a point there!

i've demo the Elicit R in my home for 3/4 days and took it back to my Rega dealer, i wanted so much to like the Elicit R but the sound sign was so far off the Brio R, to bright (NOT Arsh) for my ears and with my Dyns, the Elicit R with the RS5 and RP8 sound soooooo good...! But with digital contend the brightness is to evident even with the RS5.

this amp need special attention in speaker pairing, all do, but Elicit R need extra attention to it.

i think with the ST40 Steve found the natural sound of valves giving him relaxed loog listening sessions... 

 

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