Thinking of Downsizing

I don’t listen to my system as often as I used to, but don’t want to completely get rid of it. Frankly I could use the funds that the sale would offer and am thinking of replacing some of it with more value priced options. I do enjoy my vinyl collection and would like to keep it and my turntable.

The pieces I’m thinking of replacing are a pair of Bower & Wilkins 805 D3, McIntosh  MA6700 and a REL SHO S5.

I’ve looked at the Marantz PM 8006 amp as a possibility, but would like to pair it with some small footprint bookshelf speakers, at a cost of no more then $1000 a pair.

Any comments or suggestions?



At the time, almost 7 years ago, we had purchased a new Home of 4,000 sq ft. With a man cave. It was a trade off, I got to buy whatever stereo I wanted and she could buy new furnishings for the Home. We downsized into 1,600 sq. ft almost 2 years ago, but yes, she has never warmed to my B&W’s.

The Rouge Audio Sphinx V3 has a good phonostage in it. Likely pair well with your LS50 Meta's.  Somewhat more costly than the Marantz 8006.

I’ve ordered an Amp to pair with my new LS 50 Metas, it is an Arcam SA20 and I was able to get it for $1,300. I’m all in for 3K, which was a little above my budget, but hope that everything pairs well and the loss of sound isn’t too critical. Thanks everyone for their comments and advice.


Small system? I put together a Keces e40, with an Aune X8 with a Sparkos upgrade driving ML 15i speakers.  Also have Dali Opticon 1.  All on sale, total with cables all under $1,900. 

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