For me adding XPSDR improved everything and it was transformative.
How I got there is interesting. My wife and I visited my dealer one afternoon and he mentioned he had a used 2016 XPSDR for sale. My wife had him explain what it does and why we would want it. She suggested we take it home to try. Her real intent I think was to put to rest that we don’t need it, assuming any improvement would be marginal and not worth spending the money, and she would be witness to that first hand.
When we got home she decided how we would test it. She had me play Bon Jovi “Wanted Dead or Alive” with our current setup. Then she had me add in the XPS-DR and play it again. I kid you not she looked at me within 15 secs – with tears in her eyes – to say it was better, no, a lot better. Pretty sure the tears were for the money we committed to buying it. She liked it so much she contributed $1000 from her own savings to purchase it. We spent the rest of the afternoon going through our favorites to discover more of how much better it sounds. It did not disappoint us.
And that’s how much better the NDX2 is with a XPSDR.