Cant make my mind up if I should go for the A19 or A28 to partner my Monitor Audio RX6 speakers and Audiolab 8200CD player, can anyone help
The only way to decide is to have a listen. Both are good amps.
But which one is best in terms of sound quality
Hi! Any possibility for WHF to test how the A19 behaves with the B&W CM9?
I own a pair of CM9 and I'm trying to test them with the A19 but it looks like none of the shops I know have one available to test!
I would highly appreciate your support and maybe this could be interesting for other readers as well!
Good as the A19 is, I think you'll need something more ambitious to make the CM9s sing. Something like Roksan's Caspian M2 would be a good starting point if you want to hear what the CM9s can really do.
Yes, but the M2 is more than double the price of the Arcam A19, a totally different planet.
The question is: does the better performance justify the +1.000£ ?
If it's a matter of power/ sound pressure consider that the room is not huge, and I sit 3m away from the speakers.
It's about quality not loudness. The A19 is a talented amp for the price, but not good enough in terms of transparency, resolution and dynamics to show you what the CM9s can really do.
Ok, so last thing to do before buying is now to test the two and make sure I can feel the difference...
No problem. Happy to help.
Sorry double post!
Any chance on WHF getting a pair of JBL Studio 570 to review with the Arcam FMJ a19?
Any thoughts on the FMJ A19 driving a pair of Tannoy SRM 10B's (the Red Monitors)?
Does the A19 & Audiolab 8200cd work well with Bronze BX5 Monitor Audio floor standing speakers??
Yes, that should work well.
I note that the FMJ A19 is an excellent partner with the Audiolab 8200CD player. What about the addition of Monitor Audio RX6 speakers to that pairing would they make an ideal system
Yes, they should work a treat with that combo.
Thats great as I already have the Audiolab 8200 cd player and Monitor Audio RX6s just need to get my hands on the FMJ A19 now.
I have recently bought a a19 and cd17 and I'm very pleased with the sound, I have left it playing for a few days while at work and each day it seems to sound a bit better, there is ample bass and the level of detail is very good. I'm hearing CDs in a completely different way , auditioned this at hi-fi corner in edinburgh and could not have had a better level of help and understanding of what I was looking to achieve.
i bought the A19 along with a Gyrodec se and i'am waiting on a pair of Tannoy precision 6.4 speakers. I had demo of it before buying and 100% agree with whathifi review.
I also had demo of Arcam cd17 hooked to it ,and could'nt believe how it filled the room with sound at the amp setting.
Given the predecessor A18 was in the range that included the A28 and A38, do we know if Arcam are going to upgrade the others to A29 and A39? My reason for asking is that I had been thinking of getting the A38 following an audition, but am unsure if I should hold out a few more months for the new models. My dealer is not much help I'm afraid - or maybe just keeping his cards close to his chest.
I wouldn't be surprised to see such models coming out, but we've heard no word yet from the company.
I auditioned it out of the box new (so not run in at all) with Dynaudio DM7's. It did not sound good to me with this combination...maybe because not run in. Sound was very light and unengaging. Detail was there tho, but not enjoyable listen. I will auditon again with a couple of days run in, and report back if sound is different. This was with Dyns tho, which WHF say isnt a great match.
Is there a matching Arcam CD player? I am a huge fan of same-brand set ups (sadly, because apparently no brand has a full line up of best-in-class products)
I have an Arcam FMJ CD17 which would be a great match up for the A19, currently £500 from Richer Sounds. The next model up is the FMJ CD37 which would probably be overkill for this level of amp.
Full Metal Jacket?
So "Faithful Musical Joy" is out of the window at Arcam?
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