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I know I know, I´m just impatient :cheer: . I live in Denmark, so maybe we´ll get the Elicit-R some time later than you guys.  

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I know I know, I´m just impatient :cheer: . I live in Denmark, so maybe we´ll get the Elicit-R some time later than you guys.  

Hi Larry

As i said earlier I've used the pre amp of Elicit-R with ATC's SCM100ASL Profesional monitors and i've not come across a slight leaness or a hint of brightness.

As good as the Brio-R is however one of the areas the Focus 140's will benefit from is Elicit-R's greater quality of power which will enable the Elicit-R to grip, drive, energise and offer even better stability at almost any comparable listening level.

Fwiw, over the last few years Rega have released excellent products such as the RP1, DAC, Brio R, Apollo-R, RP3, etc. however i've found the Elicit-R to be the most enjoyable. Even at £1598 i feel the Elicit-R is Rega's finest VFM product relased over the last three years.

I think you'll find the Elicit-R will be worth the wait. The Elicit-R has soul.

All the best

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I have the Rega Brio-R and is very happy with it, but of cause it has its limitations, so I´m very curious about the Elicit-R. So my questions is, do any of you think the Elicit-R would be good with my Dynaudio Focus 140 speakers (airy, smooth and (maybe) slow) and the Nordost Blue Heaven Leif Series speaker cables ( very fast, detailed and somewhat analytical ) + Blue Heaven USB cable on my Calyx DAC (smooth) ? After I changes to Nordost cables I got a heck lot more detail and better soundstage, but I feel that Brio-R is the one part giving the system some warmth. I´m not into super neutral, so I´m afraid to get that with Elicit-R :?. Some guy mention the amp is smooth when he heard it, but WHF say it had a hint of brightness in treble in their setup, so system matching is super important. Does Elicit-R still have a small amount of warmth ??   

( By the way I sold my Musical Fidelity M3i amp at twice the price when I got the Brio-R, because it was too airy, lost grip of bass and had no real foundation in my setup. So I know what a better amp can give you in matters of detail, soundstage and transparency) 

 

How the Brio R handle your Focus 140, as they are more difficult to drive that my Excite X12? 

I love my combo, the Brio R is a magnificent amp, it offers alot for the price, but i think my Dyns will benefit with the double the power as your's Focus as well! For instance imaging will be much better and I want to witness the fading act that the Dyns do so well! 

I'm waiting on my Rega Dealer to receave the first Elicit R to demo it with my Dyns, so I think PP advice is the best one! 

 

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Thanks guys for the answers. My Dyn 140 and Rega Brio-R is my desktop setup, so I only listen on low to moderate levels. When I turn up the volume quite a bit the big bass of the 140 starts to kick in, but with the Nordost cables everything is fast, tight and for the most part under control. The only thing I miss from my old Musical Fidelity m3i amp is the bigger soundstage and the more transparant og detailed midrange. So I hope the Elicit-R would bring that back and of cause full control over the speakers. Just saw a danish shop announce that the Elicit-R will be in the shop in 10 days, so I plan to hear it soon :pray: .        

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Thanks guys for the answers. My Dyn 140 and Rega Brio-R is my desktop setup, so I only listen on low to moderate levels. When I turn up the volume quite a bit the big bass of the 140 starts to kick in, but with the Nordost cables everything is fast, tight and for the most part under control. The only thing I miss from my old Musical Fidelity m3i amp is the bigger soundstage and the more transparant og detailed midrange. So I hope the Elicit-R would bring that back and of cause full control over the speakers. Just saw a danish shop announce that the Elicit-R will be in the shop in 10 days, so I plan to hear it soon :pray: .        

If you are looking to spend that sort of money, you should imo check out Electrocompaniet ECI-3 or possibly PI-1.

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Thought they were warm sounding amps, but just read impression  "Sound is a little on the bright side. If this doesn’t completely alienate you, there is a lot to enjoy in the rest of the ECI-3’s character, especially the way it deals with detail. Precise, but not clinical, sums it up." 

  Maybe too cold for my taste, will research more Wink

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Thought they were warm sounding amps, but just read impression  "Sound is a little on the bright side. If this doesn’t completely alienate you, there is a lot to enjoy in the rest of the ECI-3’s character, especially the way it deals with detail. Precise, but not clinical, sums it up." 

  Maybe too cold for my taste, will research more Wink

IMO. There is nothing bright or cold about the ECI-3, but it's worth a listen to check for yourself.

This is more what I found: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/amplifiers/electrocompaniet-eci-3-618281/review

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Thought they were warm sounding amps, but just read impression  "Sound is a little on the bright side. If this doesn’t completely alienate you, there is a lot to enjoy in the rest of the ECI-3’s character, especially the way it deals with detail. Precise, but not clinical, sums it up." 

  Maybe too cold for my taste, will research more Wink

Which other brands can you audition locally?

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Well I live in Copenhagen so I have some hi-fi stores around, but I have really only thought about that the Elicit-R, the new Naim nait XS 2 and Heed Obelisk could be an option....or maybe an used amp from higher up. Saw an used Audia Flight one III today at 1395 £, but it´s located in the other part of the country so wouldn´t travel after an audition.

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Well I live in Copenhagen so I have some hi-fi stores around, but I have really only thought about that the Elicit-R, the new Naim nait XS 2 and Heed Obelisk could be an option....or maybe an used amp from higher up. Saw an used Audia Flight one III today at 1395 £, but it´s located in the other part of the country so wouldn´t travel after an audition.

Well they seem like excellent choices to compare with the Elicit-R. As I've pointed out before it isn't always down to the best component, rather which component synergises the best with the rest of your kit. Looks like a good day out for you soon. Smile

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Well excited isnt the word, guy came at 8am this morning on the train and rode off with my Kawasaki GSXR750 - I was a little emotional but being realisitic i have had too many near fatal accidents over the years!

Got the cash for the Elicit R now

Rega are quoting 2-3 weeks, my nearest Rega dealer only had the demo unit in so have a little wait now!

As you say PP, can't see any other amp synergising with the rest of my kit as well as the Elicit R - and TBH early comments/reviews are all for the Elicit

When I heard it I was gripped immediately - it captivated me - you dont realise what Rega speakers are capable of with quality amplifacation

 

 

 

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Roy owe you a factory tour...  Wink

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Hi stevebrock

Nice one :clap: and i hope that you enjoy the performance of the Elicit-R for many years to come Smile

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Roy owe you a factory tour...  Wink

Maybe he will give me a complimentary Aria

 

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

Roy owe you a factory tour...  Wink

Maybe he will give me a complimentary Aria

 

Only after the factory tour!  ROFL

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