Arcam with Monitor Audio...

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  1. Bassie1976

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    Hi there,

    Till yesterday i never heard of Arcam and Monitor Audio (speakers). But my uncle just bought a new system and wants to sell his previous system.
    Which is:

    Arcam T61
    Arcam CD73
    Arcam A90
    Arcam P90
    Monitor Audio GS60 speakers.

    He wants to sell me this complete set for 1000 euro's.
    Can anyone please tell me if this is a good deal or not. I mean, it is a lot of money for a system i never heard of before.

    Is Arcam and Monitor audio a good brand and does it match well?

    I'm really looking forward to your replies.

    With kind regards,
     
  2. Druboo

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    Hi

    1000 Euros = £680 (approx) = an absolute bargain.:thumbsup: The speakers alone are worth at least that.

    Arcam and Monitor Audio go very well together, if you do a search you will find quite a few threads on the subject.

    If I were you I would say yes please before he changes his mind ;)

    Regards
     
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    Is it nicked:D Bite his hand off, no bite his arm off:smashin:

    I am sure you will be very happy with the outcome.
     
  4. CoreSmack

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    Hi Bas,

    This is a no-brainer! I've sent you a private message, I don't want to bore the other readers with a Dutch reply...

    Cor
     
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    Got a contact number for your uncle so I can gazump ya ;)
     
  6. Canti1982

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    We could all do with an uncle like that :D

    Yeah there are quite a few of us with Arcam/ Monitor audio combinations and most spent thousands on them.

    Is he throwing in cables too?
     
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    I'll take it if you don't want it! :devil:

    (My system - Arcam Alpha CD, Audiolab 8000A and Monitor Audio Studio 12!!) :smashin:
     
  8. Bassie1976

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    Well i suppose the message is clear :) !
    Tomorrow i will collect this system with speakers (which is only 4 months old he just told me)

    And yes the cables are included Cor! Thanks for your detailed email by the way!

    I think i've must done something right to diserve this "kind of present".

    Anyway many thanks for your replies and i will keep you all informed how it sounds.
     
  9. Bassie1976

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    Yes! I just confirmed our agreement on picking up the system tomorrow.
     
  10. Dankeech

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    I think you will be very very impressed. That's an incredible deal you've got there. You have a very very nice uncle for doing that:cool:

    Let us know what your impressions are once you've connected it up etc. If you're not sure about connections, then ask, don't plug in if you're not sure.

    Dan.
     
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    Here i am again. This time as a truly proud Arcam owner!
    Great design and fantastic sounds.

    About the plug-in, this was easy. All cables (Several Monster cable's and TARA Labs Prismn Omni 2 for speakercable) were included. Even the Audio furniture (display on the photo) was included!

    Beside the decent price a very warm "thanks" was all i could say!

    However, the system did sound a bit better in the room of my uncle! I suppose this is due to the square metres? His Living room is 85 m2, my living room is 17 m2!

    Can anyone confirm this speculation?

    Thanks in advance
     
  12. CoreSmack

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    Congratulations!

    Can you describe the difference you are hearing? I audioned the Monitor Audio's myself (on Primare) and found them to be a bit bass-heavy in the small listening room...if this is the case, you may want to experiment with different cables to see they improve the sound (I'm not familiar with the cables you mentioned, so I don't know if they might sound warmer than you would want).

    Cor
     
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    Can anyone tell me if it's better to leave the P90 (amp) as much as possible ON?

    I've been told and also red an article on this forum that it's better not to turn off the P90. But this sounds so unlogical, doesn't it!
    If it's really better to leave it ON, i would like to know the reason why.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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