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A85 as a preamp???

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I am happy with the sound of my system although after reading so many glowing reports about bi-amping arcam amps i am keen to see if i can improve my sound further.

Unfortunately my speakers cannot be bi-wired so i was wondering if using my A85 as a preamp and getting hold of a power amp (P85 maybe) would yield similar results.

If anyone has any opinions or experience with this i would be grateful to hear them. Or maybe i would just be better upgrading my amp in the future to something like an A32, cyrus 8 or Roksan.
 

d_a_n1979

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IMO id go the amp upgrade.

There will be a noticable difference from the Arcam DiVA A85 if you went to the Arcam FMJ A32 integrated
 
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Thanks for the reply dan. What improvements should i expect to hear from the a32? I like the detail i am getting at the moment and the sound is nice and smooth but would like a bit more authority and drive with a better grip on the low frequencies. Would i get this from the a32 or would i be better looking elsewhere?
 

daveh75

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Gears of Law:Thanks for the reply dan. What improvements should i expect to hear from the a32? I like the detail i am getting at the moment and the sound is nice and smooth but would like a bit more authority and drive with a better grip on the low frequencies. Would i get this from the a32 or would i be better looking elsewhere? i'd say you've just summed up what you'll get from the a32 in your statement
 

d_a_n1979

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As above really :)

Youve already said what youre going to get by upgrading to the FMJ A32.

It still has that Arcam 'warm' sound but it has a lot more authority and bags of power. The bass weight is fantastic and along side smooth & detailed midrange and lush treble; it'll be a very noticable upgrade
 

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