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    Posted: 10 Aug 2017 at 6:15pm
Hi, I'm new to the forum.  

I have been trying to work out how best to upgrade my current system without spending a huge amount of money.  

Currently I have Rega RP3/Ortofon 2m Blue hooked up to Rega Brio R with Neat Motive speakers. I thought about going up to the Rega Elex but then got side tracked by thinking about a separate phone stage and the Gram Amp 2.  

If anyone had any thoughts on whether I would see a noticeable difference by adding the Gram Amp 2 as an upgrade to Brio R or instead of Elex, I'd be extremely grateful.  

If not, what level of Slee product would I need to look at to make it worthwhile?  

Ultimately there's going to be no substitute but to jump in and test products, but some views are always good first off.  

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I was in a similar position to you a whole back (I'd have to check how long ago I joined the forum to know when). I followed the posts and by the time I was ready to request a loan I jumped straight in with the best that was available at the time, the Reflex M. I was smitten and didn't ever consider trying the cheaper options. Since then I've built a couple of Genera for the kids and they perform exceedingly well too.

Oh, welcome BTW. It's good here.

Edited by ICL1P - 10 Aug 2017 at 9:33pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BackinBlack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2017 at 9:42pm
Jon, welcome from me too.
Like Ifor I got here after studying the forum for a while and acquiring a Fanfare MC phono. Then a Genera, then a Solo, then the ULDE upgrade, then a Reflex M, next a Majestic. You get the idea, once you hear GSP products you'll understand the philisophy.
Just listen, if it sounds good to you, enjoy it.
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Another welcome to forum from me, Jon . . .Smile

All of Graham's products offer exceptional performance at their price points, and I echo Ifor and Ian's comments. I'm a total convert to Graham's no-nonsense philosophy - as you could guess from my signature Embarrassed Big smile, so could be considered somewhat biased Shocked in my views.

I'd thoroughly recommend you take advantage of this forum's no-obligation loan scheme to try products in your own system so you can see how they perform for you. Just PM Fatmangolf (aka Jon) to arrange, if you feel so minded. 


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