Hello to all - i'm looking for some help
13 years ago i was an avid reader of what hi-fi magazine, i loved reading and drooling over some of the items back then and still do when i occasionally buy. Your magazine made me buy the system i still use today. However family life changed things (as they always do) and lost touch with a few of things i was on the ball with, which leads me to your forums where i hope to get some answers which i probably wont find in print.
I could really do with some help as i am looking to upgrade, reason being my current system is 10-12 years old and the amp is starting to take 3-5 mins to turn on before the sound comes out (so im thinking its on its back legs), the CD player has just been fixed but its still not right, no sound comes out occasionally when 'play' is pressed and one of the speakers has had a finger poked in the tweeter.
My current system is.....
NAD C370 intergrated Amplifier / Rotel RCD-951 Cd player / B&W DM601 S2 speakers
The system still sounds good and i probably will have another year or so enjoyment out of it, but the speaker at certain freqencies sounds rough due the the tweeter, but the amp and CD player im feeling has a short shelf. Im kinda out of touch with what's hot and what's not, sure i can look at the star ratings, but posting here i hope to find some answers to questions on my mind.
I have a a small ish budget £600-800 (£800 being the abosolute max) for a Cd player, amp and speakers, i will upgrade over the course of 6-10 months.So my questions are.....
Which would you replace first? (im thinking speakers or amp)
I have been looking on ebay and other sites at amps / cd players i used to drool over 10 years ago like Arcam 7/8/9 and roksan kandy even linn genki cd player these all seem to go for £150-300. The question here is would a cd player and amp that retailed at £600-800 each still play and sound better than a £200-250 CD player or amp of today standards.?
I listen to wide variety of music - Macy Grey / Bruce springsteen / Happy mondays / coldplay / Red hot chilli pepppers and 80's music.
Can anyone help and rise to the challenge of guiding me to a system that will last me another 10 years?