Are you content with CD playback through the Yamaha/BX5? What cartridge are you using on the Pro-ject? Remasters tend to sound brighter than originals, hence why I prefer original vinyl to any remaster.emcc_3 said:£800-900 max but not in a rush. Noticed that A19 took a big drop in price in the last few months as it appears it will be soon replaced. Hoping to see same trend with the A29 this year as if Arcam cycle times stay the same then I can see that doing something similar.
As with regards music I listen to pretty much all genres. Have found my remastered vinyl of Led Zeppelin 3 sounds a little too much on the bright side. Doesn't seem to have the darkness of my Dad's original pressing that I used to listen in my teens.
the qed micro is terrible speaker wire.i strongly suggest throwing it in the bin.qed xt40 might be expensive but it's a hell of alot better.this could help with your brightness as it very balanced speaker wire.do this before making any upgrade.this might save youemcc_3 said:Qed micro.
Only amp for now will look at speakers in the future. Looking to future proof with the amp choice.
I had the micro wire and all I could hear was distortion.i couldn't believe qed could make such a bad speaker wire.i love qed and they make some great wires but this wire is just terrible.you have a very capable system and don't get me wrong the a19 is much better than what you have but that Speaker wire has to go and the xt40 is a worthy investment and will complement with your system wellemcc_3 said:11 quid a meter is very pricy. May need quite a bit.
How many meters would you need per side? Remember the longer the run of a cable the thicker it should be. Spending a lot on great speakers/amps and running it on an inadequate cable will not give you best results. In no way I'm advocating expensive cables here. It's a personal preference. Some believe they make a difference, some don't.emcc_3 said:11 quid a meter is very pricy. May need quite a bit.