I’m looking to upgrade to a system that will be used for 80% streaming, 15% CD and 5% vinyl. I don’t want to add more than 2 new boxes plus new speakers, in a room 3.4m x 2.9m (used as my office/music room).
Currently I have a Marantz KI Pearl Lite (with a built-in phono stage) and an Audiolab 8200 CD (for CD and streaming). I like the Naim sound (have a SuperUniti driving PMC twenty.23s and a Muso in other rooms), so would appreciate comments and advice on what I should demo. I’m thinking my options are (given my limit of 2 new boxes) :
- ND5 XS2 or NDX2 into Supernait 2
- ND5 XS2 or NDX2 into NAC202 into active speakers
For all of the above, I’d keep the Audiolab as a CD transport and the Marantz for the very limited vinyl playing I do.
From what I’ve read, initial speaker options include Dynaudio Special 40s, Neat Xplorer or ATC SCM 19A (or 40A if it won’t overwhelm the room) - the ATCs obviously for option 3, and would likely be second-hand/ex-demo - but speaker options need more thought!
Budget would be £15k for source/amp/speakers/rack/cables.
Appreciate any thoughts or advice.