I run a Rega Brio-R with RX2's and love it.
I had RX2's first, and trialed the Cyrus 6, Brio and the new Arcam A19. For my 1p's worth, the Cyrus, with my RX2's, was like the tax man - neat, efficient and completely without any character. So if you're thinking of the RX1's, you're better of leaving the Cyrus out of it (I too was tempted by the 1 box thing for the Cyrus).
The Rega was by far the most musical - the only amp of the three to actually make me smile.
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Living room: iTunes to ATV 2 (via AirPlay) to Cyrus 8 DAC with KEF LS50 speakers - Tellurium Q Blue cables
Spare room: Marantz CR603, AirPlay, Monitor Audio RX2's - Chord Odyssey 2 cables
Bit late now but in my house I currently have an arcam alpha 10, brio r, cm1's and rs6's. By far and away the best combo is rs6 and brio r, it sounds fantastic. I only bought the cm1 last week but they are way too boomy for both amps so they are being returned tomorrow. I heard them in the shop with an a19, my setup beats it hands down.
Must say I'm surprised to hear the CM1s have more boom than the RS6s. Are you saying the CM1s have a more extended bass? or is there something else that's causing it?
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
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I remember hearing CM1 and the bass was over powering in room and as compared to Dyn Dm 2/6 and RX1 monitor Audios. Female vocals were beautiful on CM1s however.
Source:- Naim CD5XS
Amp:- Naim Nait 5i-2
Speakers:- Neat Motive 3 on Partington Super Dreadnoughts
Speaker Cable:- NAC A5
Mains:- Wireworld Matrix Block + Music Works ReEntry
Yeah cm1 are far and away more boomy than rs6's. Maybe they need a brighter amp. They do sound beautiful with certain music however but with these two amps it all unravels when the bass kicks in. I didnt think there was much between the alpha 10 and brio r, until I plugged the alpha back in after listening to the brio for an hour. Huge difference!!!
So are you saying the Alpha 10 is better than the Brio?
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