Heavan in Tottenham Court Road
Posted by: Mick P on 08 August 2000
My wife and I visited London yesterday to view the Tate Modern Museum. What a total waste of time. Lots of junk masquerading as art, bring back the old masters, thats what I say.
Anyway, after wasting two hours in that dump and then treating ourselves to a decent lunch at Rules, I suggested that we wander up the Tottenham Court Road, so as Sue could hear/see some decent hifi equipment.
We found a shop called HiFi experience ( I think thats what it was called)with several little demo rooms underground, each with different makes of kit.
We got an invite into the Naim demo room where the equipment was
We were both gob smacked by the sound, it made our system sound like a bag of poo. Sue admitted that the sound was brill and she has given me permission to go up to this standard.
This means that I need a 52, a Supercap and 2 135's. I cannot recall any of these being offered on the second hand market and hence "bargins" are likely to be thin on the ground, so its going to have to be via the new route ( which hurts).
I have reflected overnight and I will settle for the XPS and Supercap in the short term. I will buy these two over the next 6-9 months and will go for Supercap first and then XPS.
This now leads me to my question.
Rather than go for the 135's, would it be better to go for a CDS 11.
40% of my listening is CD.
The reason for asking is that I think that buying 2 x 135's and a CDS 11 is over doing it. It has to be one or the other.
Your advice is welcome.