no-one with ANY sugden experience?
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I've got the P28/C29 combination in my second system (old school, Marantz CD94 and Musical Fidelity MC2 speakers). Had it since new (1989)but its still first class, typical Sugden sound, warm, powerful, plenty of depth and very involving without any fatigue over extended listening. Never missed a beat or caused any problems. The P28 can be switched internally to mono if you can find a second amp. I always wanted to try that but never could find a good condition second P28.
Cant comment on the pairing with the NHT1.5's, havent heard that particular speaker. I have heard the Sugdens with Proac and Tannoy (cant remember the model but they were big box furniture pieces) and they sounded superb with both. I have also heard that they pair very nicely with Totem speakers. I have never liked the Creek sound and I think you will find the Sugdens much better. However, system synergy is really important so you may have to take a gamble unless someone else can comment on your proposed match. Good luck, hope the above helps.
thank you so much for your input.
I'm still trying to figure out in what direction I wish to proceed.
I've even gone so far as to thinking about forgoing the amp altogether and just getting active Quad 12L's and be done with it! (since i wanted to upgrade speakers anyway!)
Again, your comments are really appreciated, as it's impossible for me to audition the gear before purchase.
Loose, I am also currently going thru a tricky process of building a new system with lots of research, some guess work and hopefully a bit of luck with system synergy (cables are currently occupying my time!). Not much chance to audition all my desired components due to dealer issues/location etc. Advice from the internet is an okay start but many will tell that such and such an amp is the worlds best etc. Such advice can only be a guide, as what is good for one system and room may sound inferior in another. FWIW, I always start with the speakers and build around them. Have fun!