Why? Because WHF forum aka Chebby aka Gel aka Andrew Everard, and this is a clever ruse to throw us all off the real scent.
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
A pedant writes:
If you're going to invent a disease of compulsive upgrading, it should be called "upgraditis" (not "upgraditus"). Diseases have Greek names, not Latin ones. (OK, I'll get my coat ...)
What classical music are you listening to?
I do wonder if Chebby has a point. It might be quite refreshing to reduce the box count....
Careful Matthew, at the rate you buy the stuff, that'll have an impact on several Far Eastern economies...!!
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy Revolution DC4 (bi-amped)
AVI Laboratory Series CD Player
flipping nightmare aint it!
So many variables!
Only if you let it become a problem. Personally, much as I enjoy MP's postings on his various trips around the Consumer Electronics worlds, I do wonder how much of it is hobby and how much is obssession with minutiae. I occasionally buy the odd item off Ebay out of interest, but the outlay is usually less than £150 (sometimes way less) and then it gets moved on again.
Hifi is just a means to an end. Since the Onkyo TX8050 turned up a year and a half ago, anything else has just been a pitstop. It's probably the first product I've owned that ticks so many boxes and delivers on pretty much all of them.
I have a plan! Sevenoaks Sound and Vision are selling an ex-display Leema Acousitcs Antila IIS Eco CD player at a discount of nearly £1,300. It's still a shade on the pricey side at (cough!) £1,999, but it would visually co-ordinate your amp / CD player combo nicely....and would probably sound pretty good into the bargain. Here's a link...
Cambridge Audio 651C, Arcam A-18, Kef Q-300
His problems can all be solved!
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
If they removed the 1 from the price I could be tempted.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
I must say Leema & Naim both look stunning - but together? Crikey I can feel your pain!
Thanks. Painkillers not supplied.
Im sorry but my Rega boxes go lovely together!
Only if you let it become a problem. Personally, much as I enjoy MP's postings on his various trips around the Consumer Electronics worlds, I do wonder how much of it is hobby and how much is obssession with minutiae.
Actually RS, I think there is some truth in what you say, as I've just been shown by my (now ended) loan of a Rega DAC. Comparing it directly with the Roksan CD player there was a different tonal balance but in terms of sheer quality of sound, IN MY SYSTEM, there was virtually nothing in it - minutiae, as you say. Certainly I could never justify a change from the Roksan to the Rega IN MY CURRENT SYSTEM even if it was funded by selling the former, as it would be a fair bit of hassle for no real gain. I think the time really has come to challenge the 'obsession' and re-focus this as a 'hobby'.
My long-term aim is to end up with an all-Rega set-up. It isn't going to happen over-night, but in the end I'd like to have my existing RP3 with a Brio-r, Apollo-r, and r-DAC. It will look neat, sound musical, and be something I can stick with for many years.
Rega RP3/White Belt/Elys2 - Pioneer A-30 - Dali Zensor 3. (+ Denon DCD720AE for CDs)
Pioneer PL12D II - Sansui AU2200 - Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 (+ Philips CD840 for CDs)
In the short-term it'll be churlish of me to change. It sounds stunning. Meantime I'll buy a pair of sunglasses.
Thought: Tin of Hammerite.
There you go again,as I said earlier. The problem really is the tonal balance of your speakers, a poor purchase unfortunately, especially with a Leema.
Rubbish. You are taking Matthew's quotes out of context.
Given I've over 30 years of buying hi-fis I think I know how a really good set-up should sound. Indeed Rega is a good brand, like many other. Leema is amazing also, and fabulous with MAs - that's why many recommend Leema Tucana with MA PL speakers - and the addition of the Naim only enhances the sound considerably.
As it stands my kit is musical and FUN!
Rega doesn't appeal to me, nor does any other brand within the prices I've paid. Back off!
Given I've over 30 years of buying hi-fis I think I know how a really good set-up should sound.
After 30 years you should know and not "think you know"
It's like people who say they have 30 years experience of a particular skill. In some cases it really means that they have had the first year 30 times over.
It's the kind of statement that doesn't really mean anything. I have been buying my own groceries since I was about 16. So have many others. Some of them will still be buying the same things they liked at 16. Other's would have changed over that time, improved their palate and skills and now be buying ingredients to make delicious and nutritious food. Some will still be buying cheap pizzas, oven fry chips and bottles of Coke every week.
I too have been buying hi-fi for a similar period, but I would never claim it makes my judgement superior.
You and I are just 'informed consumers'. (Most of us here alike.)
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