What's your budget Jim? Is the turntable your only music source?Jimmymc50 said:Hello.
I'm looking to buy a new amp and just wanted a bit of advice.
I have a Rega RP3 turntable with Focal Chorus 716V floor standing speakers so was wondering if anyone could advise on a quality amp to go with both.
Rotel RA-10 at £350 or so. That leaves £150 for cables and an ithingy dock, which others will be able to advise you on.Jimmymc50 said:I'm looking at around the £500 mark.
The turntable is the main source however I do have a CD player too.
Also if it's possible for the money i'd like to be able to connect to my iPod or laptop.
Good call.iMark said:You could audition one of the Yamaha Network receivers like the R-N500 or the brand new R-N602. They come with a very decent phono stage and all the digital inputs you can think of. The R-N602 does Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA, WiFi, USB etc.
Hi. Imo, both the PM6005 and the 651A will sound bright with Focal Chorus range. They do have the power for the Focals, as they're really sensitive, but imo it's not a good match. On the other hand, Arcam A19 is going for 500 pounds right now (from dealers) and that would definately be my choice for your budget and rest of system. It's a great sounding amp and there's no comparison between it and the Marantz and CA. It's much better.Jimmymc50 said:Just wondering about either the Marantz 6005 or the Cambridge Audio Azur 651A - does anyone know whether they'dbe a good fit for my Rega RP3 and Focal Chorus 716V speakers? Have they got the power?