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Forum discussion tagged with upgrade.
  1. MrNatural

    Updating Setup: Newbie Question

    I plan to upgrade my elderly setup, and wonder whether I should start by replacing the receiver or the speakers. All this is going to happen at an absolutely minimal budget, so I'll do it one step at a time. I have a Rotel RX-830 receiver and Celestion DL4 speakers. I bought these back in 1985...
  2. N

    Do We Need High End HiFi for Good Sound? - Re Upgrades

    Hi there all. Ok my old set up which I loved but wanted to improve in terms of tighter bass and more dynamics as well as maybe more valve like treble/midrange: At33ptg II Nottingham Ace Space Deck Pro-ject MM/MC phono preamp (£80 cheap tiny box) JVC A-X01 amp QED original cables Cambridge...
  3. Untold

    Full System Upgrade

    Hi all! I'm in the process of looking to change up my current system, moving away from a valve amp to something a bit simpler. My current setup is as follows, and has been for about the past 7 years or so: Amp: Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum Speakers: Tannoy Mercury M4 Record Player: Audio...
  4. Domenico1616

    Headphones upgrade

    Hi! Right now I use my Sennheiser HD 598 and a SoundBlasterXG5 to listen to music on my pc (Flac files). What do you think about this setup? I'm no more satisfied and I'd like to do a serious upgrade. What should I consider to buy?
  5. L

    Inherited “old“ receiver from my father, what next?

    Hello! I recently inherited an old Onkyo TX-SR875 and hooked up my old Elac FS67 pair to it. Shortly after I bought an Elac Debut C6.2 and two Elac Debut B5.2 (as surrounds). I then acquired two dirt cheap speakers and put them right behind my sofa for a 7.0 setup. Soon after I realised...
  6. Z

    Help Upgrading / adding to my Arcam S10 / Monitor Audio setup

    Hi! Total newb here. First post. Here's the thing. I have a pair of Monitor Audio Silver 500 speakers, an Arcam S10 amp, and an Audio Technica LP5 with Ortofon Blue. I love it. But it lacks a punch. The bass falls short and not all music genres are delivering on my expectations. (I stay...
  7. Z

    Question My equipment or diminishing returns? 🤔

    Hello, I've posted a few things on here before, but I'm still relatively new so please be nice! I appreciate any time you've taken to read and comment on this. So I've recently upgraded from Monitor Audio BX6 Bronze speakers to Silver 300. Whilst they're slightly faster with better imaging and...
  8. Si O' the Times

    Down the Rabbit Hole...

    I appear to got a little bit lost in the plethora of DAC reviews and discussion on audiosciencereview.Com! I'm looking to upgrade my ageing Dacmagic 100, with something up to £500. Those guys seem to like the SMSL SU-9, SMSL M500 and Topping D30 Pro, but there's always the obvious choice of...
  9. S

    New speakers?

    Hi all. I recently upgraded to a Rega Elicit-R amp with Apple Music streamed over Wi-fi via an Apple Airport Express. No CD player, occasional use of a turntable. Chord cables and interconnects but an old pair of Maudant Short 916i floorstanding speakers. I don’t mind the sound from the...
  10. heavymetalsheep

    Question Rega Planar 3 or P1 Plus or P1?

    Hello everyone. First post here. I’ve been wanting to upgrade my set-up for awhile now and finally have the means to do it. Came across a used Planar 3 with 230V AC synchronous motor, RB300 arm and Ortofon 2M red for sale at what seems like a decent price ($550). It’s at least 16 years old...
  11. Si O' the Times

    Cyrus / Dynaudio upgrades

    Hi, Like a lot of folks during lockdown, I've re-discovered the joy of tinkering with my Hi-Fi (and, subsequently browsing the internet for upgrade ideas!). I've currently got a Cyrus + Dynaudio system, that I've owned for a good few years: CD6 SE2 8vs +PSX-R Dynaudio Excite X12 Cambridge Audio...
  12. D

    Question Upgrade from first hi-fi (B&W 684 / Marantz PM7200)

    Hi everyone, I have B&W 684 floorstanders and a Marantz PM7200 amp, playing a mix of Spotify and FLAC through a Yamaha WXC-50 streamer/DAC. This was my first ever hi-fi setup, assembled second hand for under £1000, and for many years it has served me well, but I'm looking to make the step up...
  13. L

    Ifi Zen Dac with Sennheiser HD 25-1, should I upgrade headphones ?

    I've had the Sennheiser HD 25 for a few years now, and I enjoy the headphones. I've got a few DJ friends and they all use these, although, I'm not a DJ myself :) Now, there's so much information circulating about more "hi-fi" headphones, that I feel I might be missing out on better quality...
  14. H

    ProAc D18 and Hegel H100 upgrade.

    Hi All, i currently have a setup of ProAc d18s hooked into Hegel 100 integ amp w/t an external Hegel DAC. I mostly stream TIDAL in Jazz and Classics with occasional Rock music. I am very happy with my combo however i feel lack of of punch in the lower end especially for orchestral works and rock...
  15. M

    Question Budget Cd player upgrade

    Hi, Need to upgrade my CD player - current one isn't worth mentioning. I listen to CDs quite a lot and would like something semi-decent without it being a 30-year old relic. My current amp is a Rotel RA-931 with B&W DM601 S2 bookshelf speakers. My budget is about £100-120 so am looking at USED...
  16. D

    Question AVR and Stereo AMP - what would you recommend?

    Hi all - I've entered the maze that is called 'creating a new set-up'. For me this involves an AVR and a quest for better stereo sound. The puzzle includes budget decisions, choises regarding system matching and input management etc. however, they forgot to give me a map, so I hope you could...