After selling some unwanted items on the internet I know have enough to replace my old Cambridge Audio budget amp with a Rega Brio r.
Just getting a bit twitchy now I’ve got the dosh, and I need convincing I am doing the right thing.
I am going for the RP3 turntable in a couple of months (birthday Present)
Will probably change my Oak finished B&W 685s, want some book shelf speakers in gloss black, any suggestions?
Yesterday I set up my turntable for the first time with my Brio-R — and its brilliant!
As for bookshelf speakers — how about Rega RS1?
I've read plenty about the synergy of an all Rega system and it makes sense.
Have you done the shelf fot the RP3 yet?
what is your budget for the speakers...?
Rega RP6/Goldring Elite>Clearaudio Basic Plus
Synology NAS>Rega DAC>Pathos Classic One MKIII>Dynaudio Excite X12
Woodchippie wrote:...want some book shelf speakers in gloss black, any suggestions?
Rega Elex-R integrated amp, Rega Apollo-R cd player, Kef LS50 speakers, Rega Reference Power leads, Solaris Remote, TelluriumQ Green speaker cables, TelluriumQ Graphite Interconnects. Dedicated 20amp mains supply.
Hi there Hifioutlaw, yes built the shelf, need to clean it up and put some wood oil on it and its done.
The budget for speakers £400-800
The thing is I am trying to please my wife at the same time, and trying to put together a system that's not to much in her face, but if its sounds rubbish then I just don't want to bother.
You're doing the right thing. My Brio-R is now 18 months old, and still get's me smiling every time I listen to it. The RP3 is the icing on the cake.
I seriously think (I'm biased of course) that within this budget it's very hard to find another set of equipment that brings the same.
Synology DS214+ >> Rega DAC | Rega RP3 >> Rega Brio-R >> Chord Odyssey 2 >> PMC twenty.23
Yes Spockfish it's true! I've state that many times, for the money there's no better combo!
That's a healthy budget for a set of Speakers Woodchippie, i love Dynaudio sound signature and the Excite X12 with the Brio R have give me moments of sheer delight, endless chills on the back of my spine.
The Dyns X12 are very reaveling, neutral, you can almoust hear what the singer is thinking, won "Product of the year 2010" of Stereophile magazine.
I've demo ATC SCM11, Epos Epic 2 and 5, Dyns x12, MA RX2 and 6, Rega RS3 and 5, and you can gess what were my favorits...
Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:Yes Spockfish it's true! I've state that many times, for the money there's no better combo!That's a healthy budget for a set of Speakers Woodchippie, i love Dynaudio sound signature and the Excite X12 with the Brio R have give me moments of sheer delight, endless chills on the back of my spine.
the more I spend on speakers the longer it'll take before a upgrade in the future.
The Monitor Audio RX1s are available in gloss black and work great with the Rega Brio R I had this combo myself but upgraded to RX6s.
Brio R & RP3 owner here also, actually a bit of Rega fan - love the presentation!
Biggest surprise is just how good the speakers sound!
I second what Spockfish said..... For the money I don't think anything comes close to this system....... The RP3 is a seriously good turntable and is well ahead of the RP1......
I still play CDs and to be honest with the Apollo R & DAC they are very analogue sounding!
Michell Gyrodec, SME IV, Benz Micro Ace H, Icon Audio ST40 w/KT88s, PS1 Phono, Kudos X2, Rega Apollo R, DAC
Lo Fi wrote:The Monitor Audio RX1s are available in gloss black and work great with the Rega Brio R I had this combo myself but upgraded to RX6s.
yes, quite like the look of those RX1s, good to hear the go with the Rega Brio. How much better are the R6s?
Which was the previous CA amp?
ear wrote:Which was the previous CA amp?
azur 540a v2
I heard the RS1s with the Rega Brio R amp and thought they were quite veiled, the B&W CM1s were much better, more open and the finish in piano black was much better also. However I would not use the CM1s on a shelf as they need a bit of space as they are a bit bassy.
Here is one from left field - Usher S520 gloss black speakers.
Very nice and they get better and better over the first few hours of use.