30 years is that all?
34 years to be precise.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
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.)
It's not a credential
I have never claimed my judgement is superior, nor will I ever. Sacrosanct is more accurate.
The thing that gets right up my nose is people trying to tell me what set-up I should have, especially when the subject matter has absolutely nothing to do with sound - a visual dilemma and nothing more.
In fact, hark back to one of your previous posts about me jacking in the Leema for a Naim Nait 5i. The first ever thread I composed on here at a possible replacement for the Arcam (May 200 I expressed my disdain for Naim amplifiers, so this is nothing new to shy away from Naim. In addition, when WHFI came to do a 'Reader Rescue' they came with a Roksan Kandy LIII and Cyrus 8VS2. Afterwards they said would I like to test the Naim 5i and declined their kind offer.
To say I'm disappointed in your post (practically all of it) is a sad understatement.
What classical music are you listening to?
I see ssav are selling an ex demo leema elements cdp for 750, maybe this would be a good match for your set up? Or maybe the half width chassis is enough to rule it out completely?
AV: Sony KDL37w5500-Yamaha RXV2065-Monitor Audio RX8 AV12-Pioneer BDP320-Chord & QED cables and connects-------------
HI-FI: Arcam A38-Arcam CD37-Monitor Audio RX8-Chord cables and connects
Thanks - I'll have look.
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.
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.
Are you allowed to use such insulting language on this forum???
© 2013 Haymarket Publishing