hi everybody, I got a good deal fo a pre owned NAC 282 and I will collect it in the next days from the retailer.
I currently run a SN2 + HiCapDR; the latter will obviously feed the NAC 282 together with NAPSC.
now my question is: assuming that the right “partner” of NAC 282 is NAP 250 (in the future…), would it worth while in the meantime to keep the SN2 as power amp or swap to a NAP 200, not necessarily DR, at about the same price (pre owned) of my old SN2 (thus no additional cash out…)?
I cannot see how not swapping the SN rev.2 for a 200 ,the former sells better and warrants a much better result sound wise.
Still it’s a nap 250.2 you really want for a sound upgrade and a straight swap may still be possible and you’re done.
The 200 is quite a different amp to the 250, and if anything I would say that the Supernait is closer in character to the 250. That isn’t to say that the 200 isn’t a good amp, just that it has a different style of presentation. A few have even preferred the 200 to the 250 for its lightness of touch, where the 250 has more low end drive.
Ultimately you need to listen for yourself. Personally, if I had chosen a 250 I would just wait until I could afford one and then buy it. Still, if you have a chance to listen to a 200, do it. I really enjoyed my 282/200, and although I have since moved on, it’s an amp I could happily live with.
I would wait until a bargain 250 dr appears. And listen to 282/ SN2 in the meantime.
I know the 250.2 is better vs the SN2, but not a big difference. And it’s more expensive to buy a 250.2 second hand and get it serviced and dr, than buying a second hand 250 dr.