[quote user="d_a_n1979"]How much better is it really sounding Fraizel as i'm considering going for the NAD C352 amp and C542 CD player off Superfi at the end of this month as well!
My Arcam Alpha 9 amp still sounds superb but i will be looking at putting that and the Alpha 9 CD player into my kitchen with some AE 100/B&W 601 S3 speakers mounted to the rear wall (loads of room to put the amp/CD player combo on a mini-stand in the corner shelf unit).
Whats the bass like on the NAD compared to your C/A integrated and Arcam power amp set-up? I've got the M/A RS6 speakers so will be wanting the same as with the Arcam, laid back treble as the M/A speakers are a little forward sometimes.
the 352 is far better than the cambridge ( i had a version 1 cambridge ).It has more weight, sounds punchier, more detail ( i can hear things in cd's i know well that i have never really noticed before ).The treble is sweeter than the cambridge.The cambridge is a little bright and light in the bass to be paired with Rs1's i think as it has now become apparent that the Rs1's need a heavyweight dynamic amp to get the bass to sound as it should ( a characteristic that was driving me and cypher nuts). The main difference though is that the amp makes everything sound that bit more dynamic, as if the amp has bags of power and finds driving the Rs1's to be a doddle.Very impressive.It does have a slightly warm tone, but not too much. I was going to get the C355BEE, and am now glad that i did not as the 352 cost £130 less than the 355.The c355 may well be a little better but who cares at that price for a 352! I was thinking about selling my RS1's even though they are new but i am now having second thoughts, and am likely to keep them as they sounded so good yesterday.I think maybe they are just difficult to partner.