Its a good price but the Naim XS is only £900.
You gotta luv forums........Carpe Diem!
Now I'm tempted......EDITED!
Sonos Connect - Rotel RCD-965BX
Naim NAC A5 - Spendor SA-1
AKG K450 - AKG K551
O god, i ve got the day off tomorrow - Derby not far from Lincoln........
Could always A/B dem the 5i & XS
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
so excited, he said it twice lol!
You can then post your findings on the "is an expensive amp worth it?" thread.
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
BTW PP - at least you know im not a die hard Rega Fan Boy!
Please don't take this wrong but...
When you first looked at upgrading the Marantz you seemed to be gravitating towards Rega. Bit by bit. First you had the Rega Dac connected to a Marantz CDP and loved it. Shortly after you dispensed with the Marantz and purchased the Apollo-R and connected the Dac to that.... and so it went on...
In all honesty I don't believe you're looking for better but something that's different. As I pointed out the other night if you had stuck the Rega dac, RP6 and RS3 to your initial Marantz the difference would almost be undetectable.
At some point you have to say "STOP. Enough is enough.
By the same token if the Leema had only been available at £1200 I wouldn't have it now. Nothing detrimental to the Leema but I couldn't/can't afford a £1200 component.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
PP your right!
Are you sure Stella and Naim are a good combination?
I think XXXB and Rega works better.
You have a point!
Naim has the potential for a migraine
on the Stella tonight....maybe not a good move!
After a few Stella's you won't notice the difference between any amp anyhow.
Rega RP1 + Denon DL-110 | Rega Fono A2D | Harman Kardon Soundsticks II
Oh Gawd Steve , remember nag nag nag ?. Best upgrade without spending 1500 quid mate. Think on once the Stella has passed through yer system.
booking a holiday!
Yes I have heard the voice of reason!
0% offer on my credit card has finished too - but I have a head start in my amp fund - so maybe Xmas
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