Cambridge Audio A3i

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Picking one after work. This specific model was designed by Creek, and it meant to be a bit special. Always fancied a Creek amp, so thought i'd give this a try.

Wonder what it'll be like compared to my 2010S...

 
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roll_with_it wrote:

Picking one after work. This specific model was designed by Creek, and it meant to be a bit special. Always fancied a Creek amp, so thought i'd give this a try. Wonder what it'll be like compared to my 2010S...
uglier

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earl of sodbury wrote:

roll_with_it wrote:
Picking one after work. This specific model was designed by Creek, and it meant to be a bit special. Always fancied a Creek amp, so thought i'd give this a try. Wonder what it'll be like compared to my 2010S...
uglier

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Give it up RWI. Buy a Creek.
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roll_with_it

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:lmao: yeah I know its putrid compared to the 2010S :puke:

But the advantage I have is its set up in a dedicated room, so looks arent TOO important.
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I just cant see it coming close sound-wise either, but you never know:)

SS, i'd rather keep the equally good Exposure kit than fork out £495 a piece for the Creeks. It would seem a wankerish thing to do.

 

istari knight

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Heard one with a CD4SE & MS-30i speakers - Sounded very nice apart from the splashy treble but i think that was more to do with the speakers......

How much did it set you back ?

James.

 

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roll_with_it wrote:

SS, i'd rather keep the equally good Exposure kit than fork out £495 a piece for the Creeks. It would seem a wankerish thing to do.
That's wisdom.
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From the other side of the fence, I rate the 2010S duo highly and if I were forced to swap my Creeks for another marque, it'll definitely be for the Exposures. EVOs and 2010S both have musical enjoyment as their top priority.

So keep your 2010S then.
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I'm sure you have acclimatised by now to their cereal box looks, hollow-feeling control knobs and garish blue LED lights - that you surely won't miss not having the silvery ergonomics, the low-slung sleekness and the discreet digital displays of the EVOs
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SS:peace:

 

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roll_with_it wrote:

solidstateman wrote:
So you keep your kit in a shoebox with cut-out windows.
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:lmao:cheeky twat.

Lets see yours then!!
We seem to be off on an exhibitionist tangent here:KH:
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Not shoeboxed like yours:D but you'll have to wait a while longer to see 'em in their envisioned glory - i.e. on an Italian glass and steel AV rack. Still awaiting shipment.:Upset:

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I used to have a A3i. It is ugly, the speaker plugs dont accept bananas, it sounds a bit tonally dark too. Also, no remote. Apart from that it's ok.

 

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Miller-8 wrote:

I used to have a A3i. It is ugly, the speaker plugs dont accept bananas, it sounds a bit tonally dark too. Also, no remote. Apart from that it's ok.
On behalf of RWI I accept your damning praise of his A3i.:lmao: Or was that praiseworthy damnation?
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earl of sodbury

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Some nice looking kit there chaps,nearly as nice as this -

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:cool:I've gone from an amp with a
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to one with :bounce: - how queer? :lmao:

 

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earl of sodbury wrote:

Some nice looking kit there chaps,nearly as nice as this -
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:cool:I've gone from an amp with a
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to one with :bounce: - how queer? :lmao:
Seems everyone's unzipping today.
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Sorry, but I'm in RWI's tent on this one. His 2010S amp looks better that under-endowed tranny above.

SS:peace:

 
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earl of sodbury

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solidstateman wrote:

earl of sodbury wrote:
Some nice looking kit there chaps,nearly as nice as this -
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:cool:I've gone from an amp with a
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to one with :bounce: - how queer? :lmao:
Seems everyone's unzipping today.
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Sorry, but I'm in RWI's tent on this one. His 2010S amp looks better that under-endowed tranny above.

SS:peace:
Hard to argue since I love the look of the Expos and the Creeks - good simple, elegant design. But ze Gallic sharm of la femme Cairn: la plusbelle,c'est vrai?

 
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solidstateman wrote:

Sod, are you leaving the MF stable soon too?
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Yup - wanted something warmer, I took the analytical "hifi" thing too far and ended-up only listening to 10% of my music collection. Just need to sort a new source, then service my kit to make sure it's in tip-top condition, and then it goes on the market.

It's hifi "whoring" too, as I've said elsewhere I just got tired of the same little faces staring back it me from the rack.

Yep, I am that superficial.

 

Biscuit

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is the Cairn pure A then?

Didn't realise the frenchies went in for that sort of thing, with their engineering record you would have thought it would be a reliability success of MF A1 proportions!
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I think it looks rather cool though, and bet it sounds great too
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