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Just helped a friend blow £3k!

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by McGraw, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. McGraw

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    Met my friend at lunch today for an audition of some equipment.

    Firstly:

    The lighter coloured DM604S3 B+W speakers

    All Arcam:
    CD192
    A90 amp
    DT81 DAB tuner

    Not bi-wired.

    It sounded great.

    Then we asked for it to be bi-amped and bi-wired with the P90 amp.

    Oh my word! It sounded awesome in this configuration. Of the CDs we tried in the initial config, the worst quality one sounded sooo much better.

    Add a stand and £180 of cables and he was away.

    I am very, very jealous but I am sure I will get to listen to it every now and again.

    Anyone out there heard anything similar?

    Comments etc?

    Cheers.
     
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    I guess the dealer never told him about the new Arcam DT91 FM/DAB tuner which will be coming in at £450?
     
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    Je suis tres jealous :p :D

    Sounds really nice - and nice choice on the speakers ;)
     
  4. McGraw

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    Arsed about the tuner. The speakers, cd and amp rig is what matters.
     
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    You may all laugh but the other day I heard the Arcam Solo (CD/AMP/Tuner) demoed. It should be available in the end of February. Not being a great Arcam fan I felt suitably humbled by the experience. The unit was powering a pair of Linn Katans and I must say it did a very nice job.
    When compared to a LINN Classic, I hate to say this but the arcam was better in every way! Clearer, smoother, more dynamic and good control over the music. Add a power amp to it and i'd imagine you'd have quite a nice system for just over £1000 + Power amp + speakers.
    Sorry Mcgraw.:rolleyes:
     

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