Constructive Critisism of suggested budget system please!

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    Pure_Carbon Diamond Tipped.

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    A friend has asked me to put together a budget system, TT/Amp/Speakers and these are my thoughts.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    He wants to buy new, so no eBay s/h stuff.

    Amp: £300 ish. Needs to run 2 sets of speakers.
    Cambridge Audio Azur 340A or 540A.
    Rotel RA 04.

    T/T £250 ish.
    Project Debut III SE ?

    Speakers £250 ish.
    Wharfdale Diamond 9's.
    Thoughts?
    Thanks.

    Avid Acutus/ Origin Live Encounter II / Kontrapunkt C / Whest Phono stage / Dynavector L200 Pre / 2 x PrimaLuna Prologue 6 Monoblocks / ATC SCM 40s and a CD player !
     
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    Anybody ?????
     
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    Amps and deck seem ok to me, I'd recommend he at least think about s/h or end of line speakers though, that £250 would go a heck of a lot further -have you considered a trip to Richersounds?-dirt cheap sometimes.
    Frank
     
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    If he can do without the amp running a second set of speakers he should look at active options. ~£400 on a pair of active studio monitors will give far more bang for the buck in terms of sound quality, provided he likes the generally more accurate sound of studio monitors.

    Owning ATC yourself, you must be aware of the advantages of active.

    So I'd suggest £400 on active speakers, and £150 on a pre-amp such as the Prometheus TVC (I haven't heard it but it should be good) or any number of other good choices.

    If he really must have the extra speakers running, he can get himself an affordable amp from Richer Sounds or the dreaded eBay.

    http://www.dv247.com/invt/27532/
    http://www.dv247.com/invt/22968/
    http://www.dv247.com/invt/14376/
    http://www.dv247.com/invt/32836/

    The Tannoy 6D even has digital inputs that mean you could plug something like a Squeezebox directly in to them.
     
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    For sure.....

    If it was me I'd e bay without hesitation, but....
     
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    Thanks, i did tell him to look a flea bay but as a novice I think he's a tad worried about being stiffed. Maybe I need to sit down at the PC with him!!
    My ATC's are passive BTW, driven by the PrimaLuna Valve monoblocks.
     
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    I guess it depends if you're up for the chase....


    ;)


    Some people just don't.

    My sister doesn't, she just goes out and buys new all the time. Not meaning to tread on your friends toes, I don' think its necessary; things change in peoples lives so quickly thesed days I think you can buy 2nd hand quite reliably mostly.

    Helps if you know what you are looking for.....and values too.
     
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