Does anyone have experience of this comparison or a learned opinion from a technical POV?
Once again on the UG path and looking at the power amp end. Front end will be NDX2 + 252 and have had (and enjoyed) a 300 pairing for this previously. However I wonder if the advantage of going for 2x 250 DR’s with a SNAXO 242 would be a better way to go over the 300 on its own?
Have a look at the Exposure active crossover. I believe this can be configured to suit a range of loudspeaker brands. I’ve not heard it, but I know a very reputable retailer who has started demonstrating it.
That’s a difficult one. You’d really need to audition the two combinations. Your Tannoys are a pretty easy load so I would think the single 300 would better a pair of 250s. Only one way to really find out…
Thanks HH. Interesting… TBH I’ve added XPS DRs to two NDX2’s on different systems and was underwhelmed with the improvement both times. Some yes, lots no. Certainly not what is now £4300. Did you move from XPS to the 555 and saw the big improvement?
Hi @hungryhalibut Been giving this some thought and have an option of a used 555 to replace the XPS. In your experience did that really make a significant difference over the XPS? Like a £6k difference??
Sorry, my misunderstanding, I had thought you’d had that combination. Yes its DR (2019 build) and its going for c£6k, I’d of course have the XPS-DR to sell on following so the diff would be less overall. Keep pausing before accepting the deal as was underwhelmed with the difference heard with XPS and have never has the 555 on any system. Usually a few glasses of wine enable my ‘buy’ finger to work. Let’s see what this evening brings!
I have an NDX2 with a 555PS into a 252/250, and I’d suggest the power supply upgrade for the NDX2 first before looking at the amplification. It will bring a much more immersive and refined presentation.