Rega RP3,Rega Brio r, Rega Dac, Rega ear headphone amp, B&W 685 speakers, apple airport express-toslink.
various quality cable What HiFi awards.
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.
Rega RP6 w/ Dynavector 10X5 & Gus's Subplatter & ME Technoweight & ME VTA adjuster | Rega DAC | Rega Brio-R | B&W 601 S3 | Rega Ear Mk2 | Grado SR60
Chord CrimsonPlus | Audioquest FLX/SLiP 14/4
Arcam rPAC | AKG K550
Have you done the shelf fot the RP3 yet?
what is your budget for the speakers...?
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx > Rega Fono MM V2
Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA
Pathos Classic One > Inakustik LS 1102 cable > Dynaudio Excite X12 and some times BK XLS200 MK II
SBT > G&BL teflon line RCA > NAD 3020i > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Monitor Audio RS1
Rega Brio-R integrated amp, Rega Apollo-R cd player, Tellurium Q Green speaker cables, Tellurium Q Black interconnects, Rega Isis/Osiris mains power cables, KEF LS50 speakers.
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 NAS > Squeezebox Touch > Rega DAC | Rega RP3 > Rega Brio R > Chord Odyssey 2 > Mission 752
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...
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!
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
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?
Yamaha AX-397 + Yamaha NS-333;
HK 3390 + Tangent Millennium 200;
Cambridge Audio Sr10 +Cambridge audio S30
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.
Onkyo A3090 amplifier, Rega RP1 TT, Usher S520 speakers, Denon DCD F107 cd player, Musical Fidelity V LPS phono amp
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