First post here :)
I've been borrowing an Audio Refinement Complete Integrated Amplifier from a friend after my trusty old 70's Pioneer SA-9500 II bit the dust. Since my friend already had a nifty set-up and FOUND the ARCIA on the street waiting to be recycled (!!) he was generous enough to let me run it on my system. He now needs to take it back to set up a second system and I have since fallen head-over-heels in love with that amp! I'll need to replace the amp with something new (or used) for under $500. I've found a few used ARCIAs online for the right price but they have since sold and I havent seen any for sale since then. SO, I'm now looking for a comprable replacement. Any suggestions?
The rest of my set-up is as follows:
- Pro-ject Debut TT with an Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge
- Cambridge Audio Phono Pre 651P
- Pair of Monitor Audio BX-1 speakers