My new 552 is coming on song now playing permanently for a few days. It replaced my previous 252.
I love my new pre-amp. Again a wonderful step up. There seems to be more of everything but I especially like the bettered 3D imaging and the extra level of detail. I notice the 552 is slightly more direct than the 252. The speakers I use, benefit from this additional directness.
The sound is so mature and even authorative. I had guests coming over last weekend (they know my previous set-up) and they couldn’t believe their ears. With the volume at 9 o’clock, there is such a wonderful sound in my living room. I keep on listening.
The 552 is stuff of dreams. It is fantastic to hear of these stories. One day this could be my dream! Congratulations to you all on getting the 552. It’s a result of hard work and saving and living your dreams.
You’re right @marcusman it’s been quite an- accelerated - journey. But you know, it’s my only hobby. Need to work pretty hard, and listening to music on my own in the evening is the single thing that relaxes me.
The journey went all the way from 5-series system to NDX/Supernait/Allae. I had that last system quite a while. A few years ago I went into the Classic series with 282/250 and that is where it really started fascinating me. Just love the sound and love to get things everytime a little better. The introduction of Roon made that even stronger; fantastic software that just keeps you listening again and again. I always dreamt of the system I now have, so expect to not make real big changes anymore. Thinking of loudspeaker cables maybe and / or powerfilter. I will also put the NUC in a fanless cabinet. … but of course, never-say-never: I recently heart Wilson Sabrina X and can’t get them out of my had
Hi @bongoman see my other answer to @marcusman … for the moment I do not have the 500 on my radar. It is probably very good, but I believe my current 300Dr can easily drive my speakers and it doesn’t seem the “weak” spot at the moment
Well I’ve had enough of a demonstration of the pre-loved 552 I’ve had from my dealer to know that I didn’t want to give it back, and handed over the money today for it. The 252 and Supercap DR will be packed up at the weekend.
I’ve only had the 252 for a couple of months, so a step up to the 552 was unexpected (to say the least), but I’m stoked that the opportunity has come along to make it happen. Everything is sounding so good
I’ve got a pre-loved 555 here for a listen. It definitely makes a difference over the naked NDX 2. I suspect I’ve spent enough on the stereo this year though (and have a Morgana DIN-XLR on courier somewhere between Auckland and here).