Proac Response 1SC's - What kit has a natural synergy with these speakers?

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After a lot of help from you guys I think I have found the best speaker I ahve heard (would love to try out some Wilson Benesch Arcs maybe but cant see that happening!).

I don't know much about Proac so was wondering whether anyone knew what amp/CD player would be a natural choice for these speakers. My MF kit goes very well with it but are there any other better choices?

At 86dB I suppose it is high current amps etc?

All thoughts gratefully received (I'm not planning any changes but you never know when the right product may turn up
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- forewarned is forearmed!)

 

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If you think it takes high power then you are wrong.
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Ask Purplepleaser or anyone who was at Borats bake-off as to what a 15W Sugden Music master can do to them.
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All Sugden kit has synergy with Proac speakers.
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Even the new A21A with its uprated transformer and higher power output will drive them to their limits.

They will not do serious bass with any amps so limitless power is NOT required.

Good clean Class A power is their thing whether SS or valve.

A truly remarkable speaker and thesmall one Or Art monitors that I would choose.

If you have some enjoy them as they vanish into your favourite music. Sonic bliss
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Cheers Yoda - yes i have some of the 1SC's and they are fantastic!

Do you have any other recommendations for amps?

How about CD players?

 
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its a old picture, no Bijou phono in that one.

I have hidden the ever so neat cabling with descreatly place cds and vinyl.

Stacks of cds seem to have a domino affect:grrr:

:lmao:

 

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Grasi,

Lees set up is great you can't go far wrong with it.

The Puresound CD and Amp in triode mode work well for under £2K and you can improve them further with a pre at alater date if wanted.

What price are you looking at for amp and CDP.

There is still that Masterclass Integrated on hifi forsale.com. Also stunning with those speakers and you may be able to haggle on price as its been around for a few weeks.

 

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Are they rated at 8 Ohms? Should be ok with a lower wattage Class A valve amp – the Puresound A30 (not that I've heard it). There's nothing like a great pair of speakers to make you grin from ear to ear. You might change things and lose the synergy you currently have. What price range?

[sorry yoda, I'm posting via e-mail and other posts appear before I've finished typing.]

 

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TBH I dont really have a price range in mind as I tend to buy second hand so really its a question of knowing what goes well and if it turns up at the right price I'll give it a whirl.

LEE - I think your cable collage is very nice :zip:would've got top grades in my school for Art! Don't let the nasty audiophiles knock you
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purplepleaser wrote:

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Cables dressing is an art form:nerd:
Gobind you really can'tjust becontent can you?
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If you try anything, it has to be the Sugden kit. An a21a, but since you love the half width stylee, then a music master and headmaser would be superb.

 

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Alex_A wrote:

Gobind you really can'tjust becontent can you?
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If you try anything, it has to be the Sugden kit. An a21a, but since you love the half width stylee, then a music master and headmaser would be superb.
Alex - I am content but there's no harm in knowing ................................. is there
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I know what you mean but you're looking at a life long MF'er and there are times I just wonder if the grass is greener!

I doubt itespecially with my current rig but all the comments from people on my other thread about the 1SC's needing lots of power/oomph/current * has got me wondering the X-T100 is really getting the best out of them. If the X-T100 isn't then the power supply upgrade to an X170 is £500 :shock:which pushes the cost of the amp to £1400 and I end up with a spare XXX power supply (you'd never guess I'm a numbers man would you!). My point is that that £1400 is the X-T100 still the right choice or should I be looking to spend say £7-800 on a better all in one!

Anyway, does the Sugden really do dance/hip hop etc as well as all other genres - I just find it hard to believe!

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Hi Gobind

I could load the Sugden in the car and let you have a listen. Not sure when or how but the offers here.

The Musicmaster will run out of steam, its just great sounding right up until the whistle.

It does boogie like a
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purplepleaser wrote:

Hi GobindI could load the Sugden in the car and let you have a listen. Not sure when or how but the offers here.

The Musicmaster will run out of steam, its just great sounding right up until the whistle.

It does boogie like a
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Lee

Sounds like a good idea and thank you for the very kind offer - I may well call upon your services
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You may think its rubbish once you havelistened toit. Depends on the volume levels really.

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Haven't heard the XT-100 myself, but if it's great with the ProAc you're probably looking at a fair bit more money to get a substantial improvement, and even then you may end up with a KW500 or something
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The extra PSU isn't such a problem. If you love the amp when it is upgraded (would love to know if it's a lot better), then that triple X is probably more saleable than you think. I'm sure you could get a fair whack for it from someone who wants the CD player but not the amp. They could buy the CD player from their dealer and save on the PSU by buying from you. Also, if you decide that you want to upgrade the CD player but keep the amp, having the triple X free allows you to sell it as a complete CD player.

 

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Alex_A wrote:

The extra PSU isn't such a problem. If you love the amp when it is upgraded (would love to know if it's a lot better), then that triple X is probably more saleable than you think. I'm sure you could get a fair whack for it from someone who wants the CD player but not the amp. They could buy the CD player from their dealer and save on the PSU by buying from you. Also, if you decide that you want to upgrade the CD player but keep the amp, having the triple X free allows you to sell it as a complete CD player.
I hadn't thought of it like that Alex - good points
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I don't feel so bad about the potential costs anymore as I do like the system and as you say a spare xxx power supply makes the X-ray quite saleable - thank you very much.

If and when this extension finishes I'll see if I can get a bakeoff sorted - you guys more than welcome!

 

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purplepleaser wrote:

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Cables dressing is an art form:nerd:
Definitely Sugden
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Would also like to hear a Puresound A30 with the 1SCs.

Biccy's Pioneer A-09 would be a great bet too - for £800 its a steal!

A change to WB Arcs would likely require an amp change too. Stick with the Proacs imo. You're welcome to pop over with your MF amp for a listen.

 

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