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chris49
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Newbie seeking advice

Has been years since I invested any time or money in a system and am basically starting from scratch. I have settled on a pair of Paradigm S4 speakers and am leaning towards a NAD C372 Amp. I would welcome feedback/suggestions on this combination and suggestions for CD. I have an old B&O turntable that I plan on resurecting as well. Be gentle as I am not the most sophisticated buyer. Appreciate your input. BTW the system is at least for now intended as a dedicated stereo only in a medium sized living room.

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Re: Newbie seeking advice

Oooooo, I like those S4's. (cherry, Birdseye, or black?) Good choice. I think the NAD is a nice piece of equipment as well. A fortunate thing about those Paradigms is that they'll be able to reward you for an investment in more sophisticated amplification later on, if you're so inclined. As for CD players, I recommend auditioning either of Rega's excellent top-loaders, depending on how much you'd like to spend on your source.

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Birdseye. It was a choice between the S4's and Amphion Argon. Reading between the lines do you think I am doing myself a disservice with the NAD would I be better to spend a few extra bucks on a creek 5350. Thanks again for your input. The speakers are a done deal but everything else is in play.

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I wouldn't say that the C372 is under-qualified per se, just that the Signatures are truly outstanding. Do a lot of listening and choose the amplifier you like best, with the understanding that the S4's are allowing you to hear what each component is capable of. I'm a big NAD fan (C525BEE CD player and 4020A tuner), so I would never dissuade you from purchasing their gear. It's very musical. Additionally, NAD and Paradigm pair very well together, and synergy is always an important thing to consider.

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Re: Newbie seeking advice

Between the two manufacturers I typically find NAD more musical, but this is just me.

You've made some great choices!

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Hi Chris,
What options are a must (ie; tone controls, # of speaker outputs, etc), and what type of music do you listen to?

-Z

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Cambridge Audio integrated amps are worth looking into as well.

From the buzz in the Internet all you need for a CD is a Sony Playstation One SCPH-1001 off of eBay.

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