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Just helped a friend blow £3k!

McGraw

Active Member
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.
 

Knightshade

Active Member
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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