The A38's had several 5-star/rave reviews in the UK and US (but not from WHF?).audioaddict said:As my system is quite harsh to listen too i am thinking of trying an arcam a38 to give me a deeper zmoother sounstage can any a38 owners give me some insight as to how good it is thanks guys
OP has opened so many threads over the months about the same thing. He's been advised so many times by me and others, to the tune of "go and listen to different combos" and suchlike, but never listens.hifilover1979 said:I do agree that a change in speakers may help BUT the OP is asking for advice re the amp so why dont you offer advice down that line. Then if the OP still struggles he may then realise that chaning the speakers may be the only option.
I've heard the M/A RS1's with the Roksan Kandy LIII, my old Arcam Alpha 9 and 10 amps and the Arcams really helped to calm the top end brightness down. The Roksan was a little too bright still.
I've heard the latest Audiolab gear with M/A speakers and for me it's a no-no; too bright and too clinical/dry at the top end.
Foe me the Arcam FMJ A38 would work well with the RS1's BUT I'd say save your £££ and try a 2nd hand Arcam Alpha 10 or FMJ A32 first; both can be found via eBay and the likes
Both were, IMO, 2 of the best amps Arcam ever made. Superb soundstage with a warm but very detailed midrange and bass and smooth treble. Better than the A38 I'd say; with ease!
At least that way if it doesnt work you can re-sell with no issues and probably no loss of £££. They are still sought after amps so selling them on again wont be an issue
Hi audioaddictaudioaddict said:As my system is quite harsh to listen too i am thinking of trying an arcam a38 to give me a deeper zmoother sounstage can any a38 owners give me some insight as to how good it is thanks guys
Very wise decision, don't gamble again just make sure you make the right choice when your spending again. Make advice is to borrow some speakers or amp from friends or family? You can listen in your own environment and if its sounds less bright you have your answer.audioaddict said:Thanks guys i will have to take my stuff to a shop but the nearest cple are thirty five miles away and hard to get a free day off i guesd thats why ive used the forum to get as much advice as poss before i lug my stuff there and for it to be a waste of time. I feel ive already spent a fortune and not happy just dont want the same to happen again
Fine - you've heard a few combos with the Audiolabs. What were they? and what didn't you like about them?audioaddict said:JUST FOR PLASTIC PENGIUNS INFO I HAVE JUST RECENTLY HEARD A FEW COMBOS WITH AUDIOLAB STUFF AND STILL NOT HAPPY WHICH IS WHY IM STILL ASKIN AS MUCH ADVICE AS POSS AS AT THE END OF THE DAY ITS MY MONEY IM SPENDING UNLESS PLASTIC WANTS TO GIVE ME HIS MONEY AND IL WASTE IT HAPPILY. I THI K I ALSO TOLD PLASTIC BEFORE IF HE DOES NOT LIKE WHAT IM ASKIN MAYBE HE SHLD NOT ANSWER SEEMS LIKE HE CANT KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT! !!!