I would appreciate it a lot to hear your advice.
I currently own a NAC 152XS - NAP 255XS - ND5XS(1) - a pair of piano black Harbeths 30.1 and a subwoofer Quadral Qube 10.
I am feeling this combo is quite good but limited because of the 5x10 m room (listening in one half of it). Especially after somebody from the family got a Naim Unitistar and Sonus Faber Sonetto III which sounded superior to my setup (I guess the grass is always greener elsewhere).
I only listen to Tidal and internet radio like Radio Paradise and our TV is also optically hooked up to the ND5XS (with however some delay in the sound). Some 500+ tracks playlist the ND5XS won’t play and it also stalls from time to time with Tidal (sometimes quite often). Still overall, sound quality is not bad at all.
Furthermore the subwoofer is not exactly the most beautiful piece of design we have in our living room…
Currently I am considering following options:
Option 1: NAP 250DR + NAC 272 (currently I can get a second hand one thus comes in the same budget as options 2 and 3)
Option 2: XS2 (or 3) + ND5XS2
Option 3: SN2 (or 3) + ND5XS2
Option 4: Unitinova
For speakers offering more “body”:
Option 1: Harbeth 5HL5+ walnut , no subwoofer
Option 2: Harbeth 30.1 (I currently own) + build in the wall subwoofer
Option 3: Boenicke W5 but wonder if the amplifiers will provide enough current to drive them without subwoofer
Option 4: Boenicke W5 but wonder if the amplifiers will provide enough current to drive them with subwoofer
Option 5: Boenicke W8 without subwoofer (the best looking option)
The reason I post this in the streaming division is that I wonder how my Tidal streaming (only streaming platform I use - although I liked Qobuz) will change with the NAC 272 (older streaming technology, small buffer?) versus my current ND5XS1 and a ND5XS2.
I did went to former treads on the NAC 272 but did not find comparisons to ND5XS in the current time.
Thank you … a lot