They're on my list Thanks for the responses so far - all suggestions duly noted. Anyone with positive experience with the IO - please chime in and share.
Hi, I am currently considering setting up a system in a small bedroom (4 x 3 meters), and this little puppy - Rega IO - popped up on my radar. My goal is something affordable but with solid build quality and punching above its price if possible, with non fatiguing, "musical" delivery, sweet, non-harsh top end and a good amount of detail. Can the Rega Io deliver it (the reviews are pretty positive)? I rarely listen very loud as I live in an apartment (neighbors!), so good sound at lower to mid volumes is important to me. My musical tastes are all over the place. Mostly it's rock (from '50s to current, incl. prog, art, folk, psych, hard, blues-rock, etc), classic 50s-60s jazz, blues, various singer-songwriters (think Nick Drake or John Martyn), new wave/alternative/indie rock/post-punk, some funk and reggae, instrumental classical, etc etc. I rarely if ever listen to opera, hip hop, modern mainstream pop, some extreme genres of metal (I do love some NWOBHM!), plus I'm not a huge electronic music head (I don't mind it but it's not a big chunk of my listening). My source will be digital - streaming/ playing redbook/hi-res files from my local library, so I'll be adding a network streamer with an external DAC. Curious to hear some opinions/impressions on how it sounds, and what speakers would be the best match for this amp. Any additional suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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