It seems a bit obvious but "What's your budget?"
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(1) Rega Elicit will pleasantly surpise you (choice based on a modest budget increase)
(2) if so, then you may also consider upgrading to the REGA Couple ICs and REGA Quattro Pro biwire speaker cables: there is a certain REGA symmetry when inserted in a REGA kit. I use them in my B-system and they acquited thermselves VERY WELL in my A-system on a trial basis (REGA OSIRIS integrated, REGA ISIS Valve cdp, REGA R9 speakers ) until I moved up the food chain significantly $$-wise to all NORDOST FREY cables kit.
(3)Ditto for the REGA power chord:
REGA cables they are all made by KLOSS in Germany to REGAspecs and are Goliath killers in terms of performance to price.
Thanks Don,but I'm a frost bitten Canadian boy though. Actually considering making an offer on a used Tempest. I'm alittle confused though the ad states it to be a, Rogue Tempest 3 (Super Magnum) Integrated Amplifier:, yet I haven't seen that upgrade or model designation on Rogue web site.
Don do you own Rogue gear?
Right now I got to admit to leaning towards Rogue Audio but have not dismissed the Elicit just yet. I do like the Rega house sound, its just that tubes have fascinated me for sometime now.
I must admit at one point I was considering an all Rega kit, Elicit, Saturn, RS5's and a turntable.
thanks for your input Akg.
Yes. I own the Cronus Magnum. I'm wondering if this super upgrade refers to the kt120's. I called Rogue to ask if I could do the kt120 upgrade with my Magnum and they said yes. Everything is in place except the tubes obviously and I need a new top with larger knock outs to accommodate the larger tubes. All in all not a huge expense.
If you're in Ontario by chance let me know. I visit Toronto, Kingston and head to Montreal for the jazz festival every June.