I reckon I would be mighty impressed with the Leema PP - you cant buy them amy more can you?
Only s/hand sadly. But at around £600 for a £1300 amp is nothing less than a no brainer. Look at the spec sheet the Leema is a match for the Elicit, plus a switchable phono stage. Not sure about the SQ between the two, can't imagine, however, there's a huge difference.
your probably right, but I have the Elicit here now, it looks and sounds the dogs bullocks!
I am over the moon with it - pics soon when I get my room finished and my new rack has arrived.
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110 > Rega Aria Phono Stage
I know - there's as much chance of you changing the Elicit as me changing the Leema. Customer loyalty says an awful lot about the two makes.
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Customer loyalty says an awful lot about the two makes.
I think you've hit the nail on the head there PP
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However, the Elicit was connected to PMC 23s and it sounded pretty darn good.
once over that £1k mark amps start to sound very good - apparentyl! Bet theres not a lot in it tbh PP, when i demoed the Nait XS2 I couldnt tell them apart, the Elicit R won on matching my other gear & phono stage
Also, TBF to me and the brief dem this afternoon, I've not heard the Leema with such high calibre speakers, so my view really holds no real substance. It's just comment based my initial impression.
I've always held the belief that once you cross the £1000 threshold amps do usually jump up another notch or two.
What would say or guess, Steve, you wouldn't be disappointed if you had the Leema - and it would've saved a fair few quid to boot.
Really so the £1,000 ones are so much better than £999 ones, amazing what £1 can do.
Hope that was written with tongue 'n' cheek? How many amps retail at £999? But the ones I've heard Kandy K2 (£750), Creek Evo2 (£750), Naim 5i (£800) are lacking a little compared to the Leema (originally retailed for £1100) and Roksan Caspian M1 (£1100)....
Hope that was written with tongue 'n' cheek?
yeah I didnt mean to the pound!
Its surprising how close all those sub £1k amps are - eg the Brio R and Nait 5i - very very close in terms of performance
If you have a £500 amp and are upgrading it needs to be sometihing substantial ie well over £1k
I sent my CD5i in to Naim shortly before selling the whole system.
It's LCD display border had started 'bleeding' and - although it affected nothing - I wanted the player in tip-top condition to maximise the price.
It came back to the dealer two weeks later with a new display and also completely cleaned and serviced (according to the paperwork).
It sounded better than ever when I tested it (just before photographing it and packing it for listing on ebay).
my naim cd5i had the same ink bleed on the display, I emailed naim customer support and they sent me a new one. The old one I cleaned the glue(which is what causes the bleed) I then stuck some car window tint of similar shade on the old so I now have a spare.
Rega RP3 turntable/Naim 5i CD/Naim 5i amp/Neat motive 2/BK sub
MarantzPM6004/MarantzCD6004/Monitor Audio Bronze BX2
That was aimed at Big H, not you.
The more I think about turntables it's becoming far more appealing. I've always loved the thrill or theatre of vinyl, unlike CDPs where you have a box, press a button and load and off you go.
I've always said that hi-fi should be fun.
Looking on the Naim forum it seems to be 5 years in the UK if you register.
Well it's a good job you checked otherwise I might not have remembered that I registered my entire Naim system for the 5 year extended warranty.
The Sale of Goods Act covers you for up to six years for free.
Thats is a rather liberal view of it.
After 6 months you have to prove it is faulty and you can claim upto 6 years from purchase, that does not mean everything will be expected to laste 6 years.
And its the retailer not the manufacturer you have to claim off.
I think a CD player not reading tracks and skipping would not be too difficult to prove as a fault, also the CD player cost around a grand and should be fairly expected to last much longer than a much lower priced offering, as it would be deemed to be a premium product.
I got my washing machine repaired for nothing and it was well beyond its '1 year standard guarantee' and it was cheap tat. I simply argued that it was not of sufficient quality, which for anyone with any basic engineering knowledge could see for themselves.
The question is only wether or not a dodgy pickup is deemed fair wear and tear, and after spending the best part of a thousand pounds on a CD player, I'd be arguing not.
As i say you have to prove it, the shop may suggest you dropped it or it got damaged in transport etc. You may have to get an engineers report. Yes should last 6 years but as Ashley keeps saying they don't last long these days. So if retailer does not pay up you will have to take them to court. Not saying you won't win but its a risk, so not so straight forward as you suggest.
Yes partly but the MF M3i is £999 i think that was not bad certainly better than a Rega Brio R, sure £1,500 amps are better than £700-£800 ones. Thought the RK Caspian is around £1500?
This is getting blown out of proportion - PP how old is the CD5? I really think Naim will just sort this out for no questions asked! Too much scaremongering going on here!
Personally glad I got rid of my Apollo, prefer vinyl any way & strreaming when Im doing other things in the house.
Yes partly but the MF M3i is £999 i think that was not bad certainly better than a Rega Brio
i would certainly hope so!
I never found the situation anything other than simple, myself. Frustrating at times maybe, but fairly straightforward to get a satifactory resolution.
With plenty of much cheaper and older fully functional CD players being available on the second hand market, it would be difficult to justify a failure in a £1000 CD player that is less than six years old.
The law is on PPs side.
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Not really - the idea put forward by the wife seems logical. Don't doubt Naim can sort it but I've become disconcerted a little by cds - not an overnight thing just insidiously gnoring away over a period of a few months.
The advantage of not having a CDP is one less box, smart TT and more realistic SQ over any CDP. I just find them a little too analytical - probably age. Certainly appeals to me, although not set in stone.
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