Downsizing; advice needed please on a decent alternative to my seperates

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  1. Bombcircle

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    Hi all. I'm looking to downsize my system - Arcam Alpha 8 amp, Marantz CD67SE and Kef Q35 speakers. I'd like to buy a smallish system which would provide the same quality of sound; have seen some Denon systems around the 600 - 700 range, anyone have any thoughts on whether this might be a decent exchange? Grateful for any insights.
     
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    The Denons are good systems. My grandad has one, sounds nice. If you replace the bundled speakers with something good, they sound even better (although even the bundled speakers arent *too* shabby).

    Also consider the Linn classik, as that seems to come into your budget.
     
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    The Denons are great as Paul says, Ive bought 2 for family and replaced the speakers that come with them, to stunning results.

    This new DVD-DAB/FM DR300 DAB Reciever from Teac looks interesting to me :

    http://www.teac.co.uk/2007site/pages/hometheatre_home_prod.htm#

    You could pick up a Classik as Paul says, different league to small compact system, you could also keep your eye open for a range from Sony ES called the 3000ES series, very compact separates that punch away above their second hand prices.
     
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    Great, thanks for the advice. I'll look into these. Appreciate the help.
     
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    How's about the Arcam Solo which as c.£1k but you might get one second hand!
     

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