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Old 18-05-17, 04:33 AM
Seanm Seanm is online now
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I didn't know that Rega Planar 3s could be had for 150:

http://audiocounsel.co.uk/pre-loved/

Don't see anything new bettering that at twice the price. Simple, almost nothing that can go wrong with it and I'd have thought Rega would look after you if it did.

Same shop has Linn Keilidhs at 250. I've had a pair for years, and it was only curiosity that led me to try other speakers. Work well against the wall.

200 left for an integrated amp, cables etc. Lots of choice there I'd have thought, old or new.
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Old 18-05-17, 06:23 AM
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I didn't know that Rega Planar 3s could be had for 150:

http://audiocounsel.co.uk/pre-loved/

Don't see anything new bettering that at twice the price. Simple, almost nothing that can go wrong with it and I'd have thought Rega would look after you if it did.

Same shop has Linn Keilidhs at 250. I've had a pair for years, and it was only curiosity that led me to try other speakers. Work well against the wall.

200 left for an integrated amp, cables etc. Lots of choice there I'd have thought, old or new.
Good post. The OP could get the lot from there. Rega TT, the Brio amp and with a bit of haggling as a job lot the Royds and some wire all for 600. That would be a great system.

Never liked the Keilidhs myself but if he is local he could audition the Keilidhs and the Credos and the Royds all with the amp and turntable. A rare opportunity SH.

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Old 18-05-17, 02:15 PM
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Hmmm maybe try a Marantz PM7200/PM7000 for the amp these can be had for 100-170

Someone has already mentioned Tannoy Sixes, the 609/611 are a good match for the above amps.

Keep an eye out for a 'pick up only' turntable, saves the stress of wondering if it will turn up whole, and the prices are more realistic. Maybe an Ariston RD80, Linn Axis etc
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Old 19-05-17, 04:26 AM
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My favourite system in that price range second hand would be:

Arcam Alpha 8SE CD (150), 8 amp (100) and 8P (100) power amp. KEF Q7 (200) floorstanders and a Thorens TD50 turntable (100). Approx. Ebay prices in brackets.

Would look and sound ridiculously good for that money.





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Old 19-05-17, 10:22 AM
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I'm digging that, cool system.

With regard to re-capping and servicing older amps, is there anyone of note Londonish that does that kind of work?

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Old 19-05-17, 10:53 AM
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Thanks everyone for the excellent advice. Keep it coming, however i am demoing these tomorrow:

Project P2 with Ortofon Cartridge
Marantz PM6003 amp
Kef Q 100 speakers
Maybe a Marantz CD player but thinking of using my OPPO.
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Old 19-05-17, 11:21 AM
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I'm digging that, cool system.

With regard to re-capping and servicing older amps, is there anyone of note Londonish that does that kind of work?
Unless the equipment is faulty I would personally leave the recap, from recent experience, you could well be wasting your money, I had a Naim system recapped recently, (the work was carried out well, in case those who carried out the work are reading) firstly, I noticed zero improvement in SQ, secondly, I basically threw money in the bin.
From here on in, until my equipment breaks down, they will stay put.
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Old 19-05-17, 12:17 PM
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Interesting, thanks.
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Old 19-05-17, 01:20 PM
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Thanks everyone for the excellent advice. Keep it coming, however i am demoing these tomorrow:

Project P2 with Ortofon Cartridge
Marantz PM6003 amp
Kef Q 100 speakers
Maybe a Marantz CD player but thinking of using my OPPO.
What do you good people think?
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Old 19-05-17, 01:31 PM
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What do you good people think?
I remember comparing the Q100 to the Dali Zensor 3 when they were similar prices and preferring the Dali so much i bought it. IIRC the 200 Zenzor 1 also fought off the Kef.

I'd try to include a Dali in any comparison, just don't go for the Walnut wrap, it's hideous.
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Old 20-05-17, 08:56 AM
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Deposit payed and system will be.................drum roll

Project P2 with Ortofon Cartridge

Marantz CD6003

Marantz PM6003 Amp

KEF Q100's Speakers.

All purchased from Hifisound Ltd in Stockton On Tees, the best Hifi shop i think i have ever been in all my life, with staff that went above and beyond to help out.

Demoed these all today with an informed friend of mine and were blown away by what we were hearing, threw everything at it and it just got better and better. The soundtrack from The Last Samurai, Black Hawk Down, Abbey Road The Beatles, some Bjork, Mike Oldfield and more that i can't remember as it was just one fantastic thing after another.Deposit payed and system will be.................drum roll

Project P2 with Ortofon Cartridge

Marantz CD6003

Marantz PM6003 Amp

KEF Q100's Speakers.

All purchased from Hifisound Ltd in Stockton On Tees, the best Hifi shop i think i have ever been in all my life, with staff that went above and beyond to help out.

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Old 20-05-17, 09:14 AM
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So good you said it twice!!

Congratulations and I'm sure it's a fab system.

But you will soon get the upgrade bug... we all succumb sooner or later....

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Old 20-05-17, 09:21 AM
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A result then.

Not only the equipment, but you have a dealer you like now.
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Old 20-05-17, 10:20 AM
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So good you said it twice!!

Congratulations and I'm sure it's a fab system.

But you will soon get the upgrade bug... we all succumb sooner or later....

Mull
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A result then.


I know, i could have spent a full day in there, it was like an Aladdin's cave of HiFi gear.

Not only the equipment, but you have a dealer you like now.
Thanks.
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