View Full Version : amp +speakers advice?

Sep 27, 2008, 08:27 AM
Going to Richer Sounds Tomorrow.

Are these good together do you think? i know nothing about Amp & Speakers.

They will be Connected to my Macbook/Mac Pro using L/R Phono to Pc Jack Cable

I might use them on my Sky Box to.

are these good?


Sep 27, 2008, 04:28 PM
The Arcams are good speakers, but you can do much, much better for that price.

Take a look at the B&W 686, a much better speaker, which also costs less (269). I always recommend them, as they've just blown me away every time I hear them.

On top of that, while the amp is good, it's not IMO as good as something like the Rotel RA04. I own quite an amount of NAD kit, as well as quite a lot of Rotel kit, and the Rotel kit is generally better made, and sounds slightly better to my ears. The Rotel RA04 costs less than that NAD and is built better, plus it'll match the B&W speakers better.

Sep 27, 2008, 11:52 PM
I'd actually look at the B&W 685.

Sep 28, 2008, 03:55 AM
i really do like the look of the B&W but to actaully hear them i have to drive 80 miles or so..

i was looking at these as a alternative
Mezzo 1s

but unsure which amp to get from this weird list

Sep 28, 2008, 06:21 AM
The B&Ws will wipe the floor with the Morduant Shorts. The Mezzos are good speakers, but the latest B&W 6 series is absolutely stunning given the price.

80 miles isn't that far :P I travel that in a week's school journeys. I'd say it's worth it to get a sound system which is significantly better.