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help with revamp

dcarr2

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Perhaps some audiophiles can recall the Marantz 6002 cd player. I have this with Harmon Kardon 970 amp and Monitor Bronze BR2 speakers. If I wished to revamp keeping to within somewhere around £300 per unit, which i or 2 items would you change, please? Perhaps ,nothing? Play principally classical stuff and often use headphones. The amp was not a common one but recommended at Sevenoaks. The Marantz obviously had two or three changes, but are they hugely significant?
 

matthewpiano

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Personally I would suggest spending two units worth of money on one unit and upgrading the amp. I'd suggest trying the Rega Brio-R and the new Arcam A19, both of which I feel will get more from your BR2s (which I personally rate more highly than the current BX2s).

£300 changes are only going to give you sideways changes rather than upgrades.
 

BigH

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I don't think changing the cd player would make much difference, the big change in sound will probably be the speakers but not sure what you would get for £300. I would prob. look to spend £400-£500 on speakers and hear some in that range. I agree with the above just spending £300 a unit is not going to get you a big upgrade unless you buy used gear. Maybe a few demos, shortlist AE 301s, Epos Epic 3s, B&W CM1s, Kef R100s. Other option would be to add a DAC to your current system, could try the Rega DAC which is about £500.
 

dcarr2

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thanks to two replies had so far, done a bit more research,- must have remote and what are your thoughts please regarding the Marantz PM6004 for my player or the Rega Brio-R? According to a review the Yamaha S500 may a be a bit bright. Has anyone had good experiences with these three items. I can then I think decide on a suitable unit. It might suit me better to upgrade the amp rather than speakers and of course the better amp would be good for future upgrade too.
 

dcarr2

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thanks to two replies had so far, done a bit more research,- must have remote and what are your thoughts please regarding the Marantz PM6004 for my player or the Rega Brio-R? According to a review the Yamaha S500 may a be a bit bright. Has anyone had good experiences with these three items. I can then I think decide on a suitable unit. It might suit me better to upgrade the amp rather than speakers and of course the better amp would be good for future upgrade too.
 

richardw42

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Changing your CDP for one of around would make little, maybe no difference. I googled your amp and it seems really well liked.

Personally I'd look at putting your whole budget into speakers.

Arcaydis / EB Acoustics let you try at home and return if you need to.
 

BigH

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What do you think is missing from your current system?

I don't think changing the amp would make a great deal of difference to be honest and both those amps you mention are lower power than yours.

If I were you I would have a few demos. I did the same when looking to upgrade my old gear and found that was not a lot of difference between mine and much more expensive new hifi.
 

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