system downgrade but much happier ????
hi guys n girls just thought id share something with you. i recently sold my expensive audiolab 8000 mono blocs preamp arcam t32 tuner monitor audio rs1 speakers and bit the bullet and bought a marantz cr603. Now how is it that a system that cost me under 400 quid can make me happier than a system that at the time mustve been over 2 grand ? I mean the tiny 603 sounds so deep n rich yet so easy on the ears without being boring i just dont wanna turn it off. Quite the opposite with my audiolabs. NOw.dont get me wrong, at 125 wpc the system displayed awsome power and detail a massive soundstage and huge amounts of drive but was not , for me at least , a comfortable long term listen. I.m just so pleased with the marantz for the relatively small outlay for.a.system that does so much.