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Ok peeps greetings and salutations {typo)

 

I am in need of advice re: upgrade/. renew of my existing juke box .It basically consist of ;

Pair of Tanoy M20 golds which i have owned since new circa 1980

Arcam amp A70 

Arcam CD 73

And thats about it 

My musical taste is quite varied,  Being a big kid from 1963 was weened on the dullcett tones of Nat K C and then took to rock  n blues, Zepp mad teenager have a fondness for clasical ( listened to Beethoven Stmp nos.5 &7 ) twice last night ( wife was out )First time amp wasnot warm so sounded better second time around.. Love jazz too (play a little guitar ) 

 

The main reason for considering an upgrade is i feel i am missing something when i listen intentley eg bottom end and seperation of sounds . does this make any sense or is it my 50 year old hearing going to pot 

 

Look forward to reading your expert replies 

TTFN paul

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Hi there WC (Sir!), welcome to the forum.

If you want some useful advice, can you give details like:

- Budget

- Room Size

- Standmount or Floorstander

- Is a Streamer being considered

 

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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Yes sorry for leaving out the detail

 

Room is approx 4ml x 3mw x 2.5 h Small lounge with no sound control , wood flooring , plain walls 

Will be playing CDs mostly ( if thats what you mean by streaming) Sorry for my ignorance LOL

Buget 5k region , any speaker config will be ok (so long as she likes the look /colour/shape )

 

 

Thanks Paul

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Oh and it will only be used for listening music ...none of that 5;1 7;1 9;1 surround sound stuff Smile

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wingcommander wrote:

Ok peeps greetings and salutations {typo)

 

I am in need of advice re: upgrade/. renew of my existing juke box .It basically consist of ;

Pair of Tanoy M20 golds which i have owned since new circa 1980

Arcam amp A70 

Arcam CD 73

And thats about it 

My musical taste is quite varied,  Being a big kid from 1963 was weened on the dullcett tones of Nat K C and then took to rock  n blues, Zepp mad teenager have a fondness for clasical ( listened to Beethoven Stmp nos.5 &7 ) twice last night ( wife was out )First time amp wasnot warm so sounded better second time around.. Love jazz too (play a little guitar ) 

 

The main reason for considering an upgrade is i feel i am missing something when i listen intentley eg bottom end and seperation of sounds . does this make any sense or is it my 50 year old hearing going to pot 

 

Look forward to reading your expert replies 

TTFN paul

 

Before splashing out the cash, it's worth getting a hearing check if you have doubts about your ears, my hearing started to loose high frequencies at 50, then with the knowledge that your hearing is up to scratch hopefully, do some listening tests at a good Hi-Fi shop with a listening room.

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Hi Paul.....£5k is a good budget, so you need to listen to a few alternatves to get it right.

A Streamer is not a CDP, but is more future proof as (imo) they are handier, more versatile and better sounding...giving overall better VFM.

Your CDs are ripped to a hard drive (preferably a NAS - Networked attached storage), and then played through a Streamer (Like a Linn DS).

SOURCE.

Rega Apollo R CDP

Electrocompaniet PC-1 ex-dem eg. £825 @ Kronos AV 

Linn Sneaky DS / Majik DS

 

AMPS

Sugden Mystro

Sugden A21

Electrocompaniet ECI-3

Musical Fidelity M3i / M6i

Creek Destiny

 

SPEAKERS

Kef R Series

Proac Response D1/D2 and possibly D18

Spendor SA1 / A3 /A5 / A6

Sonus Faber  Venere 2.5 / 1.5

Epos

Vienna Acoustics

 

This is a starting point - as I'm sure you will get other suggestions.....I've tried not to pick brands that will be too much of a shock after Arcam.

Cno

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I really hate the  word "Newbie"

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