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http://bigmaggot.co.uk/Stereo-Dock-f...d-pr-1777.html PERFECT

So, now its just down to an amplifier and a set of speakers. If I get the BR2 for speakers that leaves me with about £240 for an amplifier, it is always good if I spend less though. I will try and win http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rotel-RA-05-Sl...QQcmdZViewItem but how was the Arcam Delta 290? I can pick it up as it is local and costs £134, plus its black, unlike the rotel...I want it in black
    
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Don't get the dock. You can get iPod line out cables for cheap on ebay. This is what I got and it works great. You can probably find one in UK
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Don't get the dock. You can get iPod line out cables for cheap on ebay. This is what I got and it works great. You can probably find one in UK
Thanks, but I will be using it on my amplifier away from my computer.
    
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Thanks, but I will be using it on my amplifier away from my computer.
It'll work for you either way. You can use the line-level output without the firewire plug being hooked up. However, I'd go with the one you posted previously (dock connector to RCA). It just saves trouble until you can get a custom.
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Thanks Chipp, your a vintage kinda guy, how is the arcam delta 290? Its £135 and I can pick it up.
    
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The older (but hardly vinatge ) Arcam integrateds are very nice. I have not heard the 290 specifically, but if it's anything like the rest of the range it will go very nicely with most anything. It has a very warm sound, some say it's almost tube-like. For a entry-level audiophile SS amp, I think it would be great.

Another company I'd watch for used would be Sudgen. Another British Hi-Fi company, they're not quite as well known as Arcam but make a very nice product. A more dry, accurate sound. If you can find something you like, it most likely won't be too expensive. Sugden has not really been "discovered" by used bargain hunters yet.
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The older (but hardly vinatge ) Arcam integrateds are very nice. I have not heard the 290 specifically, but if it's anything like the rest of the range it will go very nicely with most anything. It has a very warm sound, some say it's almost tube-like. For a entry-level audiophile SS amp, I think it would be great.

Another company I'd watch for used would be Sudgen. Another British Hi-Fi company, they're not quite as well known as Arcam but make a very nice product. A more dry, accurate sound. If you can find something you like, it most likely won't be too expensive. Sugden has not really been "discovered" by used bargain hunters yet.
Pff, its vintage to me

Thanks, I'll get the Arcam then Apparantly eBay haven't heard of sugden either..."Your search using sudgen returned 0 results. This keyword has been replaced with sudden. Undo"

Turntable wise, shall I bid for this B&O?

These Elac CL82 are from the same seller as the amp, whats your thoughts on these vs the BR2s?
    
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Pff, its vintage to me

Thanks, I'll get the Arcam then Apparantly eBay haven't heard of sugden either..."Your search using sudgen returned 0 results. This keyword has been replaced with sudden. Undo"

Turntable wise, shall I bid for this B&O?

These Elac CL82 are from the same seller as the amp, whats your thoughts on these vs the BR2s?
I'm by no means a vinyl expert, but any turntable for that price is good. I can't seem to find info on whether or not the Arcam takes DIN, so you might want to either confirm that or plan on picking up a DIN to phono adapter. The isolation could be better, but thats easy enough to fix later if you find it to be an issue.
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post #19 of 42
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I don't think it does, but converters are cheap to pick up on eBay, I had a little look.

I'm most likely going to pick up the Elac CL82 and the Arcam 290, I have emailed the seller about them
    
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I dunno, I'd much rather take the award winning Rotel and Monitor Audios over an older Arcam unit... don't really know about the Elacs though, so I don't have anything against them.

But the Rotel, for me, seems better than the older Arcam.
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