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Rogers LS4a/2 + Musical Fidelity A1. ¿It´s a good option?

goodman

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I have a old amplifier Musical Fidelity A1 and I would wish to connect a pair bookshelfs Rogers LS4a/2.

Are those speakers a good company for the A1?.

The speaker cables are Van den Hul CS-122 Hybrid and a Marantz CD6002 player.
 

Al ears

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goodman said:
I have a old amplifier Musical Fidelity A1 and I would wish to connect a pair bookshelfs Rogers LS4a/2.

Are those speakers a good company for the A1?.

The speaker cables are Van den Hul CS-122 Hybrid and a Marantz CD6002 player.
There's no reason to believe that they wouldn't be. They are efficient and can be driven by an amplifier with as little as 15 wpc.

In fact, I would say they w would be very good company for this amp, suitably placed.

P.S.: I used to own the amp but never heard it with these speakers. If you get them please let us know your thoughs on these vintage classics.
 

Infiniteloop

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I used to have an A1 many years ago. It's sweet, warm sound is what got me interested in Valves and for that I will remain eternally grateful.

I'm sure your pairing will sound great.

Enjoy!
 

goodman

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I think that the A1 is a good amplifier but with the time (the A1 is 20 years old) I´ve noticed a change in their sound and has lost the sweetness and now the amplifier sounds too bright...for this reason I wish to change the speakers and perhaps I can to solve the problem with the Rogers...
 

goodman

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Or perhaps it´s better to change the speaker cable.

I use now the Van den Hul CS-122 hybrid but I would wish to put the Audioquest X2.

This cable can to help to remove the too much bright in the high frecuencies of my equipment?.
 
K

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Are you sure its the amp? What's your source? I have some musical fidelity stuff and one amp I have is same age as yours...b1..i couldn't afford a1...big meaty sound..you still using those b&w speakers? Metal dome tweeter? I had similar speakers with my b1..think it was a popular pairing...now I look back? They weren't the best..turn up volume and they fell to pieces..
 

goodman

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The source is a Marantz CD6002 player.

Perhaps is better the Audiolab 8200 CD and I need to change the Marantz for a better sound?.
 

AnMa

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If the amp is 20 years old or thereabout it can be that your amp needs servicing, wasn't the A1 famous for getting really hot, hot enough to bake some eggs? *wink* Running hot has its tolls

You're talking the original A1, right? Because if I remember well MF came up with a newer version 7-8 years ago.
 

goodman

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Yes, I have the original device that was launched in the mid-80s.

But I like their sound, specially with Jazz music.

Now I managed to improve the sound changing the cables (the interconect and also the speaker cable).

I have the Kimber Timbre (interconnect) and the Supra Ply 3.4 (speaker cable) and I can notice that the sound is not as bright as before and is more natural. ¡¡I like!!.

I would wish to try other speaker cable and I thought in the following: Nordost 2 Flat speaker cable.

Maybe can to fit well with the Musical Fidelity A1 and to produce a more warm sound...
 

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