No I mean Nad and marantz amps, I like the Rega for CD's but that's because i still like vinyl and this one has the best analogue like sound, Marantz cd was a bit synthetic, but they are well reviewed and so are Nad's A good shop will let you try both at least three amps and three cd players, and they should be able to shortlist some according to your taste and speakers. Success!
no it is a very good amp, especially with Wharfedale Diamond 9.1, or Mordaunt Shorts and the like, it's just that the Quad 11s are enormously revealing of what is linked to it, the Rega is not warm in itself so the combination needs a warmer amp in my ears. Try to hear the 640a along the marantz 7200 and the Nad 352CT and see what you like best, all are definitely worth their money. I wish you success and fun
I would look in at Morgan they have an Aiwa Minidisc for 47 GBP, but I do not know if it has an mic input, the simplest sony NH 600 hasn´t, alternatively go for the Olympus DM 1 as it has a mic input and variable sensitivity: http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/products2.asp?CategoryID=201&SubCategoryID=144 the usual mp3 player records in awful quality, and with glitches because of the harddisk, these Olympus´ are at least designed for voice recording, although not radio quality, but you would need pro equipment for that.
Hello, I had the same question, as my old QED A30s wasn´t up to the task of driving the 11Ls, I tried lots, the A640 is too harsh and thin sounding, you would need at least Roksan Kandy, but in combination with my fantastic Rega Planet, there was nothing to beat the Sugden A21a for musicality and lifelikeness, still saving for it....