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Had a call today, the Elicit R is now on demo - think I might make the trip tomorrow to Nottingham on the train (nearest Rega dealer to me).

I am quite interested in the phono stage part as heard Rega have made improvements to it so it should be better than the Brio R phono stage!

Excited!

 

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Two words: Leema Pulse. Wonderful (switchable) phono stage, fabulous amp. twisted

Enjoy the dem.

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We've been running ours in with a pair of Spendor D7's since Monday - very impressive so far. Quite a weighty unit, and build quality is excellent. It'll be interesting to pitch it against the new Naim Nait XS2 once it arrives.

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stevebrock wrote:

Had a call today, the Elicit R is now on demo - think I might make the trip tomorrow to Nottingham on the train (nearest Rega dealer to me).

I am quite interested in the phono stage part as heard Rega have made improvements to it so it should be better than the Brio R phono stage!

Excited!

 

I thought you were not going to buy it?

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stevebrock wrote:

I am quite interested in the phono stage part as heard Rega have made improvements to it so it should be better than the Brio R phono stage!

Excited!

 

Hang on! How do you compare phono stages when one amp costs £500 and the t'other is £1500?

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plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

I am quite interested in the phono stage part as heard Rega have made improvements to it so it should be better than the Brio R phono stage!

Excited!

 

Hang on! How do you compare phono stages when one amp costs £500 and the t'other is £1500?

Amps don't make a difference do they    :grin:  sticking out tongue  ohhh sure

(why are some smileys showing properly and some not?)

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

We've been running ours in with a pair of Spendor D7's since Monday - very impressive so far. Quite a weighty unit, and build quality is excellent. It'll be interesting to pitch it against the new Naim Nait XS2 once it arrives.

David - any other impressions you can share?  understand it is still breaking in but how is it stacking up to other comparable amps that you are familiar with?  thanks

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empacher wrote:

David@FrankHarvey wrote:

We've been running ours in with a pair of Spendor D7's since Monday - very impressive so far. Quite a weighty unit, and build quality is excellent. It'll be interesting to pitch it against the new Naim Nait XS2 once it arrives.

David - any other impressions you can share?  understand it is still breaking in but how is it stacking up to other comparable amps that you are familiar with?  thanks

Not at the moment. We've been running it in in the room where we've been running in the D7's for the past three weeks or so. They've been running in on various Naim bits (Uniti2, NAC-N172/NAP155, UnitiLite, Nait XS, Nait 5i etc, depending on what is plugged in at the time), so I can only compare to the Naim XS type sound. I haven't heard it with vinyl yet.

As I say, the main comparison I want to make is against the Nait XS. I know this doesn't have a phono stage, but its a similar priced amp, and for me is one of the better sounding ones under £2,000. When I get a chance, I'll be popping the R500's on it and comparing it to the Nait XS2 when that turns up in a few weeks time. If I get a chance, I'll try and compare it to the current Nait XS.

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Can't wait to hear it. Our prime-minister wants me to spend money to gear-up the economy. So.... Laughing out loud

 

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spockfish wrote:

Can't wait to hear it. Our prime-minister wants me to spend money to gear-up the economy. So.... Laughing out loud

 

Hi spockfish

excellent!

Anyway, i think you'll be impressed with the delivery of the Elicit-R particularly with your speakers as the Elicit-R will grip, drive and energise the 752's far more effectively Smile Fwiw, its been a week since i used the Brio-R.

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Hi, how does it compare to Creek 50? Regards

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

I am quite interested in the phono stage part as heard Rega have made improvements to it so it should be better than the Brio R phono stage!

Excited!

 

Hang on! How do you compare phono stages when one amp costs £500 and the t'other is £1500?

Amps don't make a difference do they    :grin:  sticking out tongue  ohhh sure

(why are some smileys showing properly and some not?)

They do when burn-in properly and with the right cables. twisted

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I didnt say i was buying it!

Though that might change - how about an Aria into a Brio r?

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stevebrock wrote:

Though that might change - how about an Aria into a Brio r?

It seems that you will get the Elicit-R one day, so I think the Aria would be a waste.

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stevebrock wrote:

Though that might change - how about an Aria into a Brio r?

It seems that you will get the Elicit-R one day.

Probably sooner rather than later. You don't go and audition a phono stage if it's built-in to £1500 amp.shifty

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My heart is ruling my head!

 

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