Just in case there's people not received the August edition, I won't spoil it but...
It seems, despite not hearing it, I know this amp already. Certainly the first test is almost a mirror image of the Pulse with description such as "slight leanness, and a hint of brightness to the treble...". What adds weight is the fact WHFI have chosen the Naim CD5si and Totem speakers as an ideal match. That sounds familiar.
Hi plastic penguin
I've used pre amp of the Elicit-R with ATC's SCM100ASL Profesional monitors and i've not come across a slight leaness or a hint of brightness.
Anyway onto test the Elicit-R's power amp next using an SCA2 pre amplifier.
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Not saying it has leanness, just conveying what WHFI review said. They also said the Pulse is lean but I've not come across this in the 3 years I've owned it.
Go listen yourself!
No need TBH.
WHFI wrote in the (Elicit) review: "This is one of the best stereo amps we've heard at this price..."
While the Pulse review ends by stating: "...look for sources and speakers that will complement its fleet-footed, detailed and dynamic sound, you can put a confident foot on the ladder out of the mainstream and into the exceptional."
All that for £750.
Yes but how many years ago was that, you know hifi changes almost overnight.
No it doesn't. Yes sure it was back in 2008 but it's still exceptional. Ah, and Leema have upgraded it for me, too.
Try and listen to one and you'll be surprised how good it is.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
It does in WHF reviews, every year the award winners are better than last years. My previous comment was "tongue in cheek" but no symbol for that.
It made me chuckle
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It does in WHF reviews, every year the award winners are better than last years.
That's their business. New equipement. Over the years myself and others have asked about 'Old' vs 'new' review, but have yet to hear a satisfactory reply.
As long as the Leema still keeps going it'll stay. I've not heard anything I prefer, without spending silly money.
Hi plastic ppenguin
I wasn't aware that WHF had also reviewed the Elicit-R.
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
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I wonder why. Their job is to promote new hifi. Years ago some mags used to do old v new. IMHO amps have not changed much in the last 20 years. I'm sure you are right to keep what you have, don't understand this contineous upgrading myself.
Yes it in the First Look section at the front, a whole page I think of the August 2013 issue when I quickly looked in Sainsbury earlier!
It is a very positive review!
I confess that I do actually want one
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
Yip - the August edition. Compare the two aforementioned amps reviews and they are eerily similar. As I put in my original post they've paired the Elicit with Naim CD5si and Totem speakers. Coincidentally, I 'have the CD5i-2 and have heard the Pulse with Totem speakers. In my own strange way I thought it was interesting....
Don't know, apart from some older kit can be difficult to source.
The ones WHFI tested with the Elicit are the Rainmakers. Ones I've heard with the Pulse are the Arros.
Thanks, Totems are meant to good, I would have liked to have tried the Rainmakers/Dreamcatchers but no dealer around me stocks them. As imports from Canada probably a bit expensive compared to UK ones which are a similar size.
Audio-T stock certain Totem models (think that is branch dependent)
They are moooOOOooosively good, especially the way they image. So darn musical. Fabulous.
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