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amp upgrade?

beachBOYken

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hi

Im looking to upgrade my nad c320bee amp , ive had it a while now but i would like to get something better that will work ok with the rest of my system , this is my system at the moment. if im upgrading i would like to hear a difference

arcam cd73

nad c320

monitor audio RS1 speakers

cheers
 

JoelSim

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beachBOYken:
hi

Im looking to upgrade my nad c320bee amp , ive had it a while now but i would like to get something better that will work ok with the rest of my system , this is my system at the moment. if im upgrading i would like to hear a difference

arcam cd73

nad c320

monitor audio RS1 speakers

cheers

To hear a worthwhile difference that would justify the expense, and assuming you were buying new, I would suggest spending about £750 or so.ÿ
 

beachBOYken

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did'nt really want to spend that much really, the cd player is pretty new for me and the speakers are fine and not that old either , but my amp is where i would like to try an upgrade but really did not want to spend fortunes
 

JoelSim

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beachBOYken:did'nt really want to spend that much really, the cd player is pretty new for me and the speakers are fine and not that old either , but my amp is where i would like to try an upgrade but really did not want to spend fortunes


Maybe look on eBay. You can pick some good kit up from good brands at a good price.

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matengawhat

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http://www.moorgateacoustics.co.uk/index.php?product_id=685914&option=Prod_detail&image_id=297108

cyrus 6vs2 - £425 - would be good upgrade for you
 

beachBOYken

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matengawhat:http://www.moorgateacoustics.co.uk/index.php?product_id=685914&option=Prod_detail&image_id=297108

cyrus 6vs2 - £425 - would be good upgrade for you

would that go well with my arcam and rs1 speakers?
 

matengawhat

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that's harder to say - arcam warm - cyrus detailed and poss a little bright although someone was telling me they ran MA with cyrus and really liked the sound - poss sound a little forward but depends if you like your music that way

also the cyrus kits upgradable so good long term bet
 
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The Creek Evo for around 340.00 at superfi is surely a big upgrade? well in fact that's rhetorical, I know it's a big upgrade
 

beachBOYken

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the cyrus would look a bit odd with my arcam being a different shape and all , my budget can stretch to £400.
 

matengawhat

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well that depends as you could then add a 6 power amp and then the two units are same size

i thought that about my mf gear but the two units tog cdp and dac are size of one unit
 

beachBOYken

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i like the look of that creek evo , in terms of sound im trying to get a more punchy or solid sound stage if you know what i mean

and tighter bass
 
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what about getting a matching nad power amp? i think there's posts on here saying that improves the sound stage and such.

I've certainly read it somewhereo
 

shooter

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I agree the evo is a good choice, but if you want to go second hand then you can get more for your money. You can pick up a good amp at auction for a half the price as new maybe even a third, just be wise. Byeing another amp in that price bracket wont give you what your looking for, i dont want to ruffle feathers but its budget and £400 is budget money but £400 for an £800 amp is the next step.
Time to mull!!
Shooter69
 
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I hear what you are saying but bear in mind the creek evo was over 500.00, it's certainly not budget and there is a certain reassurance to buying new. There is no question that it is a much better than the C320 BEE and for under 400.00 if superfi still have it, then it's a bargain.
 

beachBOYken

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the thing is i dont mind getting second hand , but where do i look as im not keen on ebay also if im going to spend £400 on a new or used amp it has to give me better performance from my nad c320
 

beachBOYken

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guys would the cyrus 6vs amp be a big upgrade from my nadc320 and would it be ok with a arcam diva cd73 and ma rs1 speakers?

not got much time to audition stuff but i just need to know if it will give me a better listening experience?

thanks
 

beachBOYken

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ok ive got my selection down to the cyrus 6vs2 or 8vs2 , would the 8vs be a bit overkill or would it be ok with the rest of my system (rs1 speakers and diva cd73)

cheers
 
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Personally at 40 watts per channel I would not recommend the Cyrus 6vs and would opt for the Creek Evo but of course, it's up to you
 
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Oh I agree but the 8vs2 is going to burst the barriers of 400.00 and then some i imagine.
 

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