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Upgrade - Marantz CD Player or Tannoy speakers?
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Which upgrade - CD player Marantz CD6004, or Tannoy Mercury V4 floorstanders - would make the biggest impact on my budget system - Monitor Audio BR1 speakers, Sony CDP-XE370 CD player and Marantz PM6002 amp?

I've got around £300 to spend. I like a range of music from Eno, Muse and Radiohead to Debussy's piano works and Beethoven symphonies. Room size is 25x13 (it's a kitchen diner). Dining room floor is solid oak flooring.

 

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RE: Upgrade - Marantz CD Player or Tannoy speakers?

What's the problem with the speakers?  The CDP won't make a massive difference at the price (or some significant step up either, so I wouldn't change that).  What's the issue?

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RE: Upgrade - Marantz CD Player or Tannoy speakers?

No issue really - though the BR1s sound a bit small for the space and the CD player is a bit fussy about CD-R/RW. I'd just like to improve the sound if I can.

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RE: Upgrade - Marantz CD Player or Tannoy speakers?

OK, so two issues, one re: the sound, the other re: the player being able to accurately read the type of disc it's got.  Which is the biggest pain just now?  Deal with that first I guess.  

 

The V4 is a floorstander, so you'll get more of a "big" sound, but don't write off standmounts, some can put out a very decent scale.  CD wise, the Marantz is apparently very good and they've had a healthy reputation in CD players for years now, but see if you can also have a look at Harman Kardon's HD990 - also comes additional digital inputs that you can put other players or TVs, etc, through and on out to your stereo.  Heard one in a demo and was very impressed with it.  Nice styling too.

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RE: Upgrade - Marantz CD Player or Tannoy speakers?

Speakers!

Chris

Marantz PM8005 / SA8005 / KEF R700s / AKG K702

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RE: Upgrade - Marantz CD Player or Tannoy speakers?

the record spot wrote:
The V4 is a floorstander, so you'll get more of a "big" sound, 

Thanks for the replies, record spot. Does this mean that if I go for floostanders, the reason I'll get a big sound is because I'll be hearing my floor!?

 

And Chris/covenanter - thanks for the simple recommendation. Do you mean "speakers" in principle, or that the Tannoys will be a better speaker than the MA BR1s?

 

Thanks again.

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RE: Upgrade - Marantz CD Player or Tannoy speakers?

I think the Tannoy V4 is a very good buy. I was VERY impressed when I heard them. For the money they are a steal IMO.

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