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£600 System Challenge.

Discussion in 'audio' started by Cereal Killer, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    The PMA 30 looks more like a WXA-50, which would be a great option if compact size was a requirement. A 602 is more powerful and a notch up really. Both have all the streaming services built in plus internet radio etc. WXA-50 has no phono stage but as you say, get a deck with one built in.
    linnfomaniac83 likes this.
  2. Rana

    Rana pfm Member

    Really? This is all kit I have sitting around....(apart from the RA02 - but there's one on Ebay at the moment)...must check prices. They were only £160 odd when new.
  3. jimmymcfarrell

    jimmymcfarrell pfm Member

    Seems to be quite a big variation in prices. Some selling for around £50 for sellers unwilling to post; with others fetching much more (£250 for a veneered rather than black one in the US without an arm).
    Although to be fair with a bit a patience and luck with location, looking at eBay, you probably are about right.
    Turntable prices have gone crazy though, no more cheap PL-12s any more.
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  4. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Says £19.95 on best offers but must have sold out.Not surprised really.
  5. Curtis

    Curtis pfm Member

  6. halvis

    halvis pfm Member

  7. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    Another vote for Richers.

    I wouldn't try to drag someone into this weird hobby. Also, forget reviews or opinions - let them look and listen for themselves.
    roach likes this.
  8. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Sounds good to me:p:D
    roach likes this.
  9. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    bloody northeners :)
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  10. roach

    roach pfm Member

    A lot of suggestions in this thread are enough to put someone off listening to music forever! :eek:
  11. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    In your opinion.
  12. Curtis

    Curtis pfm Member

    Don’t forget humble lol
  13. Dom500

    Dom500 pfm Member

    No point in going for new speakers in a mix of new and old gear, speakers age way better than amplifiers in my experience.
  14. Allaboutmusic

    Allaboutmusic pfm Member

    Get the P1 plus (has built in phono stage), I'd then take them to Richer Sounds and recommend the Donon dm41 or whatever number they are at. With the change there will be a fair choice of speakers to choose from.

    My first proper stereo was a denon dm30 which I got for an 18th birthday present and was excellent. I still have a denon dm35 in a spare room with some monitor audio bronze speakers and sounds great. You can't really go wrong in my opinion. Can also buy a chrome cast audio from ebay for about £30 connect it via the optical toss link to add streaming so you cover all basis.

    All brand new and all guaranteed (excluding the chrome cast audio).
  15. Jason P

    Jason P pfm Member

    I'd second the Denon 41. I had one (40 I think) briefly as a stand in - hooked up to a pair of B&W Matrix 3's it fared better than it had any right to. Sounded surprisingly good streaming from Spotify over BT too, in a background kinda way. That and a P1 or Pro-Ject equivalent, or an AT-LP5, should do quite nicely. A pair of small Dali bookshelf speaks to round it off.
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  16. Update:

    They were sold on the Cyrus styling so I've found them a lovey condition Cyrus 3i @£250, he now wants the matching CDP.
    Speakers to be Dali Spektor 2 @£169
    TT will be Rega P1 or P2
  17. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Sounds like a nice foundation.I know WHF seemed to have a love affair with Cyrus gear. How does it actually sound.
  18. My journey with British hi-fi began at university with a Cyrus 2/PSX an LP12, SME3009/K18 and some home made (Seas) speaker, then a Mission DAD7000..... it was superb.
  19. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    They’ve certainly being going for a long time and don’t seem to get the attention they deserve perhaps?
  20. Linus

    Linus pfm Member

    Second the Denon DM-41. The Denon speakers are ok, I spent a bit more and added Dynaudio Emit 10 for what I think is very nice bedroom system.

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