Hello, I will apologize in advance as I am relatively new to the Audiophile world. I am young, got my first good paying job and I want to get my self a nice HiFi system. I have an old Sansui SR-222 Mk IV turntable so a big Vinyl collection (main source) I have been looking at the QUAD ELITE system. I would be getting the Quad Elite Pre-Amp and the Quad QSP Power Amp. I have auditioned this setup on Magnepan 1.7 speakers and it blew me away. I was sold, ready to hand over my cash. (In September as thats when I get paid) the system would cost around £2000 BUT.... I have a friend, who has a friend, who gets nice things from China and he has offered me a Cayin A-88T Tube Amp for £1000 new. Now this amp normally goes for twice that. I love the idea of a tube amp and have always drooled over the Jadis range. What to do people ?? Is it worth saving a £1000 and getting the integrated tube amp or going all out and getting the solid sate hi-detailed perfectionist ? FYI. I listen to all styles of Music, 70's Rock, Acoustic, Chill, Jazz, I also plan on buying the Magnepan 1.7 speakers to accompany the system as they made me wet. PS. I can't Audition the Cayin A-88T as they would be coming from China just for me, and finding a distributer in the UK is like finding a Nun in a brothel.