£1,000 Amp/TT/Speakers...What would you do?

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  1. paulbright81

    paulbright81 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    In the New Year I will have roughly a grand to spend on a second room system. What would you do?

    My main system is admittedly humble compared to most here but Im happy with it. I would however like to have the option of having a separate system in my living room.

    Current set up below..

    Pro-ject Carbon Debut
    Pro-ject Tube Box Pre
    Cambridge Audio amp (pretty low budget)
    Dali Zensor Speakers

    So, any ideas?
     
  2. paulbright81

    paulbright81 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posted in the wrong section sorry guys...gort required or can I move this myself?
     
  3. raferx

    raferx Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Digital or analog source?
     
  4. paulbright81

    paulbright81 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
  5. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

    £229 Rega rp1
    £548 Rega Brio R
    £179 Wharfedale Diamond 220

    New = £956
     
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  6. Rick58

    Rick58 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin, CA, USA
    Does it need to include ALL components (analog source, amp, speakers)? or do you have an extra analog source you're going to use it with? and if it's a TT, do you need a phono preamp or do you have an extra one?
     
  7. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Nope

    Location:
    Tri-Cities, Tn.
    How much are Rega RS1 over there?
     
  8. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

    £438. So a Rega amp & speakers for £986... just no source!
     
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  9. Diver110

    Diver110 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Baltimore
    How much is a 1000 pounds in real money? :D
     
  10. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

    Given all UK prices are quoted inclusive of 20% vat (sales tax) about $1,300?
     
  11. T'mershi Duween

    T'mershi Duween Forum Resident

    Location:
    Y'allywood
    Save up another $1500.00.

    :)
     
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  12. Thing Fish

    Thing Fish The plural of vinyl is vinyl

    Location:
    London, England
    Spend the money upgrading your main system. Forget the second one.
     
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  13. thommo

    thommo Senior Member

    Location:
    London, England
    Well, purely as a theoretical exercise, I'd probably look at recreating my curent system with close equivalents as I know it works well:-

    Michell Mycro + SME 3009 - £450 (s/h)
    Shure M75 or M91 cart - (s/h) ~£30
    Jico SAS stylus (for whatever cart you get) ~ £80
    Onkyo A9030 - £170
    either:-
    Tannoy DC4 - £200 (smallish room)
    Tannoy DC6 - £250 (med size room)
    So that's £980 / £930 depending on speaker choice

    With a contingency of Q Acoustics 2020i as speaker. I heard a pair of these on the end of a multi thousand upstream system, and they were monumental, although it was a fair bit louder than "normal" listening volumes, so you'd need to check them out in a quieter setting.
     
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  14. paulbright81

    paulbright81 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    No all components req'd
     
  15. paulbright81

    paulbright81 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Very very cool.....thank you
     
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