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Sorry - Rega Alert

Had the chance yesterday to listen to the following:

Elicit R

Aria

RP6 with Dynvector 10x5

RS3 speakers

Very nice open, transparent sound - I could quite easily live with it full time!

2nd listen of the Elicit R - it just plays music beautifully, this really is a lovely amp, it weighs an absolute tonne but havent worked how the volume control works! Doh!

Before I get shot down in flames, while I was there had a listen to an expensice Bryston Pre/Power with Focal speakers RP8 and Dynavector cart (2 up from the 10x5) - this was staggering - very controlled at high volume but you know what the Rega system wasnt far behind you knpw.

Seems once you start getting into mid range area you have to spends large amounts to get small improvements!

Elicit R - Ordered!

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stevebrock wrote:

Had the chance yesterday to listen to the following:

Elicit R

Aria

RP6 with Dynvector 10x5

RS3 speakers

Very nice open, transparent sound - I could quite easily live with it full time!

2nd listen of the Elicit R - it just plays music beautifully, this really is a lovely amp, it weighs an absolute tonne but havent worked how the volume control works! Doh!

Before I get shot down in flames, while I was there had a listen to an expensice Bryston Pre/Power with Focal speakers RP8 and Dynavector cart (2 up from the 10x5) - this was staggering - very controlled at high volume but you know what the Rega system wasnt far behind you knpw.

Seems once you start getting into mid range terriory you have to spends large amounts to get small improvements!

Elicit R - Ordered!

Bye bye Brio :wave:

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BTW we were using the Elicit R phono stage initially, then put the Aria on using the MM section with the high output of the 10x5 - tbh not much improvemnt - maybe vocals were a little more forward but it was only a quick listen - however the phono stage on the Elicit was cutting it very well!

 

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Before I get shot down in flames, while I was there had a listen to an expensice Bryston Pre/Power with Focal speakers 

Holy moly , have you checked out your fillings this morning Steve  :grin:.

While I'm on mate. Where you considering a 10x5 back along or is that a figbox of my imagination ?.

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stevebrock wrote:

Before I get shot down in flames, while I was there had a listen to an expensice Bryston Pre/Power with Focal speakers 

Holy moly , have you checked out your fillings this morning Steve  :grin:.

While I'm on mate. Where you considering a 10x5 back along or is that a figbox of my imagination ?.

That Bryston combo was crazy, immense control, power & finesse - you pays ya money!

The 10x5 needs serious consideration - I nearly bought a Concept MM last week on impulse - but cant help thinking more cash will get me something better, however AndyBeau rates the concept MM amd I am sure its at least as good as the Exact - Just wish I had gone for the 10x5 from the off!

 

 

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Absolutely Steve. One mans meat again. S'up to you mate but if you fancy, and your towel holder is up to it , I will lend you a 10x5 for a play with. Contact modders for my emither addy. Then you get the chance to hear if tis worth your shekels. Cant help with a clearaudio I'm afraid mate and the 10x5 is the only spare I have in the high output coil /mm dept. All my others are coils.

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Absolutely Steve. One mans meat again. S'up to you mate but if you fancy, and your towel holder is up to it , I will lend you a 10x5 for a play with. Contact modders for my emither addy. Then you get the chance to hear if tis worth your shekels. Cant help with a clearaudio I'm afraid mate and the 10x5 is the only spare I have in the high output coil /mm dept. All my others are coils.

Crikey might take you up on that!

pretty confident setting it up on my TT, only things worrys me is the 4 wire/plugs they seem so brittle!

 

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Nice one!

I always like it when kit is heavy. The Luxman L-507u I was looking at weighs in at 22.5 kg. The staff looked a bit worried when I tried to pick it up in the store (just wanted to feel the weight for myself...)

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Crikey might take you up on that!

pretty confident setting it up on my TT, only things worrys me is the 4 wire/plugs they seem so brittle!

Mole Grips are the way to go  ;). 

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stevebrock wrote:

Before I get shot down in flames, while I was there had a listen to an expensice Bryston Pre/Power with Focal speakers RP8 and Dynavector cart (2 up from the 10x5) - this was staggering - very controlled at high volume but you know what the Rega system wasnt far behind you knpw.

Seems once you start getting into mid range area you have to spends large amounts to get small improvements!

Elicit R - Ordered!

IME, there's little difference between budget and £1000 components. Likewise there's little between the £1000 and £2000 mark. It's only when you cross from one price bracket (cross the £1000 threshold) that the differences are more significant.

I wouldn't be surprised if you connected your RP6 to a Marantz 6004 or Arcam A18, along with RS3s there would be a fag paper difference. By the same token there's only a smidgeon between the Caspian, Naim XS and Leema.

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PP, I agree with you on that

The Elicit s a signifacant step up from the Brio and the RS3 are excellent with both amps!

 

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Elicit R - Ordered!

 

Nice! Still waiting for the first Elicit R to arrive over here, but I'm pretty sure I will follow Wink

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floyd droid wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

Crikey might take you up on that!

pretty confident setting it up on my TT, only things worrys me is the 4 wire/plugs they seem so brittle!

Mole Grips are the way to go  ;). 

That was a joke wasn't it floid droid? 'Least I hope it was. Smile

 

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stevebrock wrote:

Elicit R - Ordered!

 

Nice! Still waiting for the first Elicit R to arrive over here, but I'm pretty sure I will follow Wink

I normally take WHF with a pinch of salt but they are bang on the money!

 

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That was a joke wasn't it floid droid? 'Least I hope it was. Smile

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