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    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 3rd May 17, 8:04 PM
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    Question for the hi fi buffs.. upgrade or not ?
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    Question for the hi fi buffs.. upgrade or not ? 3rd May 17 at 8:04 PM
    Howdy !
    I'm gonna be moving into my new flat in a couple of weeks .
    Love my music . As I am starting all over again ,and trying to keep tidy for the rest of my days I'm in a bit of a dilemma .

    I'm having difficulty finding a decent hi fi cupboard that would look really good in the living room. I'm also going to be living on the ground floor flat for the first time instead of first floor maisonettes .

    While technology is getting better , seperates are supposed to sound better according to the hifi mags over the years .
    But Bluetooth came aong ..

    What I was thinking of buying ( yes I know it's mse) :
    A rurark audio radiogram . Looks good , supposed to sound the nuts and doesn't take up much space .
    System I have : Cambridge audio amp a5?/ nackamichi 5 cd multiplayer / b&w bookshelf speakers / pink triangle turntable / qed79 strand cable . I'll keep the turntable
    Was thinking of replacing bookshelf speakers for floorstanders.
    I don't know
    Your thoughts ?
    Thanks
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    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 3rd May 17, 8:56 PM
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    Budget and preferred style of music?
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    • By the_r_sole 3rd May 17, 9:16 PM
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    If I had the money I'd definitely get the ruark r7 they look great and sounds great, but don't be tempted to stick your telly on top!
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    • By another casualty 3rd May 17, 10:11 PM
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    Budget and preferred style of music?
    Originally posted by I have spoken
    The Roark is top of the budget£2k+ .

    I don't know if music reflects my personality but i lack middle ground one minute it's rammstein , slayer and rush..then it could be tangerine dream or jean michel jarre Pete namlook Joe satriani UFO scorpions Judas Priest
    and some Neil,young or druggie Rolling Stones if I have people round
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    • By another casualty 3rd May 17, 10:14 PM
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    If I had the money I'd definitely get the ruark r7 they look great and sounds great, but don't be tempted to stick your telly on top!
    Originally posted by the_r_sole
    Thanks .
    I only have a 32" to/ DVD combo . Was thinking about it, but reviews say no .
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    • By Icecannon 4th May 17, 4:55 AM
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    • 4th May 17, 4:55 AM
    I think floorstanders would be to much for a flat, and also the fact you seem to want to keep things minimal, small floorstanders wouldn't be any better than bookshelves.

    unless you are spending a lot, a decent pair of book shelf speakers would be more than enough for music.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 4th May 17, 5:07 AM
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    • 4th May 17, 5:07 AM
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    • 4th May 17, 5:07 AM
    Look at your sources, you can get better quality than CD, and if you rip all your CD you can free up their space and the CD player
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    • By theonlywayisup 4th May 17, 7:32 AM
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    • 4th May 17, 7:32 AM
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    • 4th May 17, 7:32 AM
    My son has a Ruark, it's all wood and the sound is amazing. I am still almost mesmerised by it's sleek look when I see it. It would definitely be my choice.
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    • By Gloomendoom 4th May 17, 8:11 AM
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    My son has a Ruark, it's all wood and the sound is amazing. I am still almost mesmerised by it's sleek look when I see it. It would definitely be my choice.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    I've never heard one but it looks horrible to me.
    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
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    • By another casualty 4th May 17, 9:49 AM
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    Look at your sources, you can get better quality than CD, and if you rip all your CD you can free up their space and the CD player
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    Good point
    Tbh i do downloads anyway, but still buy the occasional cd.
    I still like having a hard copy
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    • By another casualty 4th May 17, 8:23 PM
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    So i'm looking at hifi units. Which incorporate tv , and it is a bit of a minefield . The best I saw that suits my requiremrnts, comes from richer sounds of all places. Cost?..£999! This would mean i keep my seperates unit and everything is in one place as neat and tidy as you expect .

    However, for £2k,there is the ruark. Mmmmm
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    • By another casualty 8th May 17, 10:25 PM
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    At the moment, it looks like i'll be going for the rusrk r7 ..with the tv attachment. This means, i womt have to buy a hi-fi stand , or tv stand.
    The old seperate system could go into my bedroom . Its soo expensive tho
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    • By another casualty 9th Jul 17, 4:14 PM
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    Update : wired up seperates / put tv on wall / sounds and looks great
    The only thing ,is I would like to find a tiny box or stand to put next to tv stand for my Mac mini and set top boxes . Those small things are a bit of an eyesore
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