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Final Questions For under $4000 set up

Hello everyone, since posting the first time I have done a lot more research and now I have all but a few questions.

I am planning on either getting the Rega RP-3 with TTPSU or the RP-6
Next I would get the Rega Brio-R Integrated Amp 
Finally I am consider either B&W 685's or Rega (again) RS1's

My questions are:

Would an all Rega system have extra benefits based solely on same brand matching?
Could I easily add a NAD C545BEE CD Player into the mix?
Next is there any relatively low cost (under $700) way to add a digital source to the mix? 
- Is the only nessecary addition a DAC? 
- Would the digital source be an Ipod, laptop, or streaming service?

Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it. 

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What made you go this direction?

"Would an all Rega system have extra benefits based solely on same brand matching?" No.

"Could I easily add a NAD C545BEE CD Player into the mix?" Why not?

"Next is there any relatively low cost (under $700) way to add a digital source to the mix?" Perhaps.

"- Is the only nessecary addition a DAC?" You also need something to serve up the music files to the DAC.

"- Would the digital source be an Ipod, laptop, or streaming service?" Sure, although an iPod has limited capacity to store lossless music files. A laptop can make a decent server. Streaming services have limited resolution which can be revealed on highly resolving equipment.
 

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I don't know what basis you have for choosing those two speakers.

If you research them, and listen to them, you will find that they are poor value for the money.

In other words, there are much better speakers for the same price, and even many better speakers for lower prices.

I assume that someone has influenced you in favor of those speakers; that person is doing you a disservice.

Put them on a list with 5 other price-competetive speakers, and I'll bet you that any objective knowledgeable person would rank those two at the bottom every time.

The Rega turntables and amplifiers, on the other hand, are very good choices.

My advice is to get those speakers off of your mind and start over again; you will be happy in the long run that you did so.

Two MUCH better speakers:

1) the Gallo Acoustics Classico CL-2; $800 per pair.

2) the Monitor Audio Silver BX-2; $850 per pair

 

 

 

megcellent wrote:

Hello everyone, since posting the first time I have done a lot more research and now I have all but a few questions.

I am planning on either getting the Rega RP-3 with TTPSU or the RP-6
Next I would get the Rega Brio-R Integrated Amp 
Finally I am consider either B&W 685's or Rega (again) RS1's

My questions are:

Would an all Rega system have extra benefits based solely on same brand matching?
Could I easily add a NAD C545BEE CD Player into the mix?
Next is there any relatively low cost (under $700) way to add a digital source to the mix? 
- Is the only nessecary addition a DAC? 
- Would the digital source be an Ipod, laptop, or streaming service?

Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it. 

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Thanks for the honest reply,

I was able to find the Gallo Acoustics' but not the Monitor Silver, I was able to find "bronze" BX2's or "silver" RX2's -- are the RX2's what you meant or is there an older "silver" BX2."

 

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What bout Neat Iotas?
 

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I meant the Silver RX-2.

The Gallos are the best by far, I think; they have a unique tweeter that is very very nice.

You can order them from Gallo and try them for up to 60 days absolutely free; they pay the shipping both ways if you should decide to return them. You can't lose.

I very much doubt that Gallo spends much money on return shipping...lol. 

 

megcellent wrote:

I was able to find the Gallo Acoustics' but not the Monitor Silver, I was able to find "bronze" BX2's or "silver" RX2's -- are the RX2's what you meant or is there an older "silver" BX2."

 

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