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RE: Phono amp to better Roksan Kandy??

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Watching eBay.

Watching Ebay ...... and repeating yourself? Smile

 

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The iPad had appeared unresponsive, but obviously it wasn't!  I haven't worked out where it's possible to delete a post yet.

"Inspired" Manticore Mantra TT, Technics SL-7 TT, Graham Slee Reflex M phono preamp.  Cyrus CD8SE.  iMac, Raspberry Pi c/w HiFiBerry Digi c/w Volumio or Rune Audio, Arcam rDAC.  Roksan Kandy LIII amp, Spendor A5 speakers.

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Read it elsewhere,people  use Croft RIAA (new unit GBP500) phono stage instead the K2 phono. Havent seen a review on this unit, however Croft products are generally deemed as top quality.

 

I'm Trying to get a demo this weekend of the riaa. 

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Read it elsewhere,people  use Croft RIAA (new unit GBP500) phono stage instead the K2 phono. Havent seen a review on this unit, however Croft products are generally deemed as top quality.

I'm Trying to get a demo this weekend of the riaa. 

it's been recommended to me in the Art of Sound Forum as has Graham Slee's phon stages.  I wouldn't get £500 past "administration" at present, but I look forward to your feedback. 

"Inspired" Manticore Mantra TT, Technics SL-7 TT, Graham Slee Reflex M phono preamp.  Cyrus CD8SE.  iMac, Raspberry Pi c/w HiFiBerry Digi c/w Volumio or Rune Audio, Arcam rDAC.  Roksan Kandy LIII amp, Spendor A5 speakers.

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Several months later I thought I'd come back with an update.

As I said in the previous post, Graham Slee's phono amps were being recommended by others elsewhere.  I then discovered the Graham Slee Owners' Club Forum and it's associated home loan program.  I had a two week home loan of his top of the range, for moving magnet, Reflex M.  It was, quite simply, astoundingly better than the Kandy's inbuilt phono stage.  Well, it's not cheap so it should be noticeably better.  I'm now a few months into ownership of a Reflex M and it has to be one of the best purchases I've ever made.  Records that used to sound dull now sound wonderful.  Currently my listening is virtually 100% vinyl.

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Excellent, enjoy! Do not get upgradeitus just spend money on more vinyl. Smile

 

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RE: Phono amp to better Roksan Kandy?

My new problem is that my "new" second turntable is now using the phono stage of the Kandy and I know it's not doing justice to the TT.

Yes, more vinyl is being bought. Smile

"Inspired" Manticore Mantra TT, Technics SL-7 TT, Graham Slee Reflex M phono preamp.  Cyrus CD8SE.  iMac, Raspberry Pi c/w HiFiBerry Digi c/w Volumio or Rune Audio, Arcam rDAC.  Roksan Kandy LIII amp, Spendor A5 speakers.

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