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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.
I'm the exact opposite. No experience with the Rotels, but I know Arcam is a good brand and the 290 is renowned as one of their best integrateds.
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I'm sort of in the middle of both of you I do love picking up a bargain, so I love to buy used, rotel and monitor audio are just a bit too pricey for me. Plus its a really friendly guy, he is setting up so I can audition other amps with the Elacs and see what I like best.

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Let us know what you end up getting!
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The sellers gone away on a long weekend until tuesday.

He said "There are other suitable amps here too, waiting to be listed, including an Audiolab 8000A and Arcam 9, both capable performers." Any thoughts on those two? But, he seems like a decent chap and seeing as he is letting me audition them all then I guess my ears will make the decision
    
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Just ordered this I may even hook up my mini mac to the stuff I'm getting now, via my MD10. Would this improve an ipod's sound if I plugged it into it?
    
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Just ordered this I may even hook up my mini mac to the stuff I'm getting now, via my MD10. Would this improve an ipod's sound if I plugged it into it?
It would if you could find some way to get a digital out from the iPod's dock connector. Quick searches didn't turn up anything, but I'm betting that some where there is a dock connector to coaxial-digital connector. The DACs in the larger iPods are not nearly as bad as the Nano's, but they still are nowhere as good as the MD10.
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post #27 of 42
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This may seem like a long winded way of doing it, but I currently have this: http://www.qables.com/index.php?main...roducts_id=509 now, if I purchase http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-5-mm-Jack-Fe...QQcmdZViewItem and then http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...e=UTF8&seller= would that be digital still? Would it work or would the 3.5mm female to female make it sound crap?

Cheers

EDIT: Or even screw the female to female and use my decent headphone amp to join it?
    
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post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by Niko-Time View Post
This may seem like a long winded way of doing it, but I currently have this: http://www.qables.com/index.php?main...roducts_id=509 now, if I purchase http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-5-mm-Jack-Fe...QQcmdZViewItem and then http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...e=UTF8&seller= would that be digital still? Would it work or would the 3.5mm female to female make it sound crap?

Cheers

EDIT: Or even screw the female to female and use my decent headphone amp to join it?
That would be analouge not digital
     
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post #29 of 42
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Dam...so I can't get digital out of my ipod? Ah well, no biggy
    
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Unless you get an ADC then you can get digital
     
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