Local dealer has one unopened, brand new cheap - its just got me thinking!
May go and have a listen!
Icon Audio ST40 III / KT88, Rega Apollo R, DAC, RS3
Rega RP6, Nagaoka MP-200, White Belt, Michell Tecnoweight, Rega Fono MM
Rega Quattro, Couple 1 & 2
I'd strongly urge you to try it.
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Fabulous amp. Seriously considering a Nait of some sort myself.
Sources: Rega RP3/Elys 2 - Roksan Kandy K2 CDS Phono Stage Cambridge Audio 540P
Amplification: Exposure 1010
Speakers: Dynaudio DM2/6
Listening to MUSIC!
As you know I have reserved an Elicit R - i love the sound, however it is creating a bit of friction at home with the price tag!
I really had my heart set on it - bit gutted now but then I saw the Nait 5i/2, i know i would have to get a phono stage but the Rega fono would bump the price up but it would still come in below £1k
I know the RS3 will work with the Naim so not worried about that - I wonder how much better than the Brio R it is?
Agree totally with the above. One of the classics.
Is that the cancelled order Steve?.....remember seeing one on someones website, can't remember who's
Sonos Connect - Rotel RCD-965BX
Naim NAC A5 - Spendor SA-1
AKG K450 - AKG K551
however it is creating a bit of friction at home with the price tag!
I know exactly how you feel, I've been told to reign it in after I bought the SA-1s so I've been lowering my sights a little bit
Yes Mitch, I am seriously tempted! Cymbiosis - Got my Brio R/DAC from them
Would get the £199 Rega Fono to start off with!
I can understand how she feels, when will it all end, you do seem to have gone a bit mad lately with a new TT and new speakers and now a new amp. If I were you I would keep the Brio R and get a new amp next year, I think the Naim will only be a stepping stone to something better.
Yep just found it, it's a good deal.....wonder if the guy cancelled when he heard about the new versions....
EDIT: I think BigH has it right....stepping stone to the XS
with regards to Jamoli and his Elicit R cutting out - Rega have acknowledged a problem with his unit and he is getting a replacement!
mmmm i just get impatient, maybe I should bin off the idea of a new amp - I sold my motorbike a few weeks - dont think she is too happy with me blowing it all on £1600 amp when we 'could' go on holiday!
The Nait XS 2 isnt hitting dealers until mid August either so probsbly best not rush into it now.
The Elicit R is ace though!
If by that you mean 5i Italic then yes. That's the one I hate with my current equipment but have heard it at a dealers (several times) with PMC and MonoPulse and it's pretty impressive.
As I've always said: Leema Pulse. Mines a bit of pain with the headphone socket but others are fine. The step up IMO over the Nait 5 i makes it worthwhile, and they can be picked up between £500-£650.
Or in other words: The quality of the Elicit (ballpark) for the price of the Brio-R or a tad over.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
PP been looking for a pulse (no not mine) for bloody ages but they're getting like hens teeth!
I know what you all mean by a stepping stone to an XS, if I got the Nait 5i/2 then that would be it! (honest)
So the Nait 5i/2 is known as the 5 italic?
take the missus on holiday, its only an amp upgrade and yours does a decent job. btw its maybe not fully a sideways step but if it was me id want something better anyways.
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