Rega RP6/DV20X2L/Rega Aria/Naim CD5XS/Flatcap XS/Naim NAT05XS/Naim Supernait 2/Dynaudio 1.8-II
I heard the Elicit R last week, and I dont know what came over but the dealer asked me if I wanted to listen to it and I said no.......grrr
Its a lot of money isnt it, wonder what it would sound like through a Brio R - bit overkill I think for the Brio but gives you lots of options for cartridges.
I think David@Frank Harvey Hifi has, with the Elicit R so maybe he will be along soon!
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Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
Jerry, How are you finding the RP6? Have you done any mods to it?
Hi Managed to get round to listening to our demo Aria and Elicit-r at the weekend, both fantastic products, massively impressed with the Elicit-R if I'm honest, very clean, detailed sound with plenty of power, I really don't think there is much that can compete at that price.
As for the Aria, it is definately a clear step up in clarity and detail compared to the Rega Fono MM Mk11 when using our Rega RP6 with Dynavector 10x5 cartridge, I really think that this is now the perfect partner for the RP6 and above not to mention any other turntables, well worth a listen.
I posted some pics here if anyone would like a look -
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Nice pics Paul!
Would there be any point in using an Aria witha Brio R & RP6? Thats an £800 upgrade!
Or would it be best to forget about the Aria and replace the Brio R for an Elicit R to use with my RP6
I guess the former is the preferred option?
What I am really asking is the Aria better than the phono stage in the Elicit? I probably think it is!
Another question is the phono stage in the Elicit R better than the Brio R phono stage?
It's fine, I've had it just over a year now and not felt the need to change except in respect of the look of the spindle! (black plastic). So I expect to get the Groovetracer reference subplatter which direct from the US works out about £200. The other thing I need to do is improve what it sits on - currently bog-standard Quadraspire so either the wall shelf or some other isolation e.g. the AVID platform. I saw pictures of the new Rega shelf - once, on ebay! - mythical beast rarely seen apparently. Maybe the dealers here can confirm otherwise.
Been mainly waiting for the Elicit.... will do my best to hear it soon.
LIstening to the Elicit-R this evening.
Paul Simon's So Beautiful CD sounded extremely detailed. It draws you into the songs. Lyrics unusually clear. Very much a smoother, far bigger Brio-R sound. May try the phono input later.
Home demo or have you bought one?
Kind local dealer lent it.
Interesting volume steps.
I am considering a phono stage now to take an MC. My friendly Rega dealer has offered me a demo Aria to try for a weekend - anybody heard one yet?
For the past month or so, Saturdays seem to have become a 'vinyl day' for a few of our regulars, and we've been playing around with various bits of equipment. We've usually been using the RP6 and RP8 with the Fono and Aria phono stages through the Elicit-R and KEF R500's - great sounding system!
In my opinion, the Aria is a must for RP8 owners, and is still a clear step up over the Fono for RP6 owners.
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
Fono for RP6 owners.
is that all RP6 owners use then?
Why you would use a Fono with an Elicit R is beyond me - the phono in the Elicit R is on par with a trichord Dino 2 which is a superb phono as is the Elicit phono
It is if Davids selling em
Just saying that it is a clear step up over the Fono (and of course, the phono stage in the Elicit-R).
Feel free to pop along and I'll happily demonstrate the two side by side for you, then you'll see this has nothing to do with what I earn, which I'm sure is far less than people like you think.
Steve, I've had the Aria for a few weeks now (forgotten to update my profile list). I use it in my main system listed. The Fono (latest) I have upstairs with a P3-24/Dynavector (soon to be modded). Aria is a huge class above the Fono, great though that it (as is the Fono mini) - in fact I think the phono stages are my favourite of the Rega electronics. As you can see I chose the Supernait 2 over the Elicit-R though for the extra £1000 it should be better (though the E-R is actually more detailed in some respects), mainly as it matches my other Naim units, sonically.
Aria is great on both MC and MM but I didn't listen to the phono stage in the E-R so can't comment.
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