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arcam alpha 8r sterio abilities vs 3802 reciever info please

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by mick23, Jan 18, 2004.

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  1. mick23

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    hi all i currently have denon 3802 ,cdm1nts , arcam cd73t money is tight , i have in the past tried cyrus cd7,arcam a85 , unico hybrid , have spotted arcam alpha 8r at moorgate accoustics 2nd hand ap[prox £170,

    i would like the facility of av/pro option of which the alpha appears to have, also mm phono stage which i find is "**** poor on 3802" and if possible headphone socket?? cannot find a manual for this amp online.

    not too sure if the alpha8 would be a (step up in sterio performance ) over the 3802 ,



    in reallity i know i should have a better quality amp to suite cdms but funds just do not allow for this option.


    views please thank you
     
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    I have the exact same setup (except the speakers) that you mention and yes the Arcam Alpha 8r does make a huge improvement for stereo.
    The 8r does have a headphone socket and a mm phono stage but am unable to say how good it is as I only have a cheap (no very cheap) record deck.
    IMHO the 8r is well worth going for in terms of "step up in sterio performance". £170 for the amp though sound a lot to me. I paid that for the 8r & 8p together, but this was a private sale with no warrenty.

    Mark.
     
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    thanks mark will check prices on 2nd hand arcams.
     

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