..... I can only compare to the Naim XS type sound.
actually that is the comparison I'm looking for
Rega Brio-R, Rega DAC, Totem Model-1 Signature
My heart is ruling my head!
Are you sure that you're not latin?
What am I thinking - Listening to Thriller on my RP6 - Billie Jean just sounds fantastic............
Do I actually need a new amp? NO
Do I need a phono stage? NO
I need to buy her some Agent Provocateur undies first - so its not all bad!
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
In all seriousness in the grand scheme of things - if I was spending £1500 on an amp I would be foolish not to listen to the likes of a Nait XS, Leema Elements, Electro.....
Unison Research Unico Primo...
TBH I've been taking the'rise' a little, but you have been doing a lot of tweaking - the next step is to become a serial Horlicks drinker - and you're happy with your bundles, so why upset the status quo (or Thin Lizzy...). It's like me saying I'll go and audition a Tucana. Not much point when there's no serious desire to change. Just enjoy.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
Your are right PP
The RS3 was the icing on the cake & my last big purchase - BTW they are getting better - love 'em.
Think its just out of curiousity and becasue I am a very unlikely Rega fan as I always dismissed Rega purely on the quirky looks - until the Brio R caught my attention!
I think it's pretty likely that you'll find your head agreeing with your heart
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
Well everything Rick@musiccraft has said about the Elicit R is spot on!
It really is a big authorative sound, Listened to an RP6/Exact throgh it with RS5 speakers!
The soundstage was huge, so much clairty and depth - it was simply stunning!
It was incredibly involving and actually made my hairs on my arms stand up.
Do I want one? YES
Can i afford one? NO
An hour later my missus came in to collect me to go and purchase some new Shoes.....she is a happy bunny tonight as she has gone out in them, kids gone to the parents - so a night in with a bottle of Rioja and put some records on! My Brio R is a cracking little amp still - love it!
I don't even know what to say...!
I just want my Rega Dealer to receive the first one!
I'm afraid of my self at this point...
I do. It's called progression. However good it maybe there are other issues such as improved source, better speakers etc etc so on and so forth. That was the mistake (if you can call it a mistake) when buying the Leema - too much of a jump, hence why the upgrade of everything else has been pedestrian.
Its on a different level!
The Elicit R really grips those RS5, the control when bass kicks in it, its just to die for, so cohesive, controlled and the soundstage.
Its a £1500 amp for christ sake, its scary - throughout all my 20's & 30s i really aspired to a £500 amp, with the likes of Cyrus 5, Straightline, MF XA1 - in my 40s now and I really aspiring to the Elicit it is that good and Im not even sure iI would even audition a Nait XS when the time came - I just love the Rega sound.......it gets on with playing music!
I've always said once you go over the £1000 threshold there's a distinct difference in quality. But to really make that sort of amp shine it needs Neat Momentum 3i or PMC Twenty 22 or something along those lines. If you have the dosh, not really an issue but if you haven't then...
PP, I know what your saying!
Neat, PMC, Spendor are all worthy!
I need to put the Elicit R out of mind for a bit, but it has captivated me!
Good hi-fi should be captivating. That said, your current system is no slouch so make the most of it by enjoying what you have. There'll be others looking at your sig and saying: "Wished I had the money for that kit."
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