Over the years I’ve upgraded to land at my current system of ND555/1 x 555DR PS/NAC552DR/NAP300DR and all the while my PMC 20.26’s have sat faithfully by improving with every upgrade. I’ve now got some spare cash and an itch to at least demo some new speakers to see what improvement that may or may not yield. My budget is around 15K. The two speakers I initially thought I’d try are Kudos Titan 707 and PMC Fact 12. Chatting to my dealer today he also suggested first trying the PMC 25.26i as he felt they were a significant upgrade on my current speakers.
This has raised a couple of questions I’d like to put to the forum :
Has anyone upgraded from 20.26’s to 25.26i’s and how would they describe the upgrade ? Even better if they can also describe where they sit with respect to the Fact 12’s.
Are there any other speakers I should be thinking about trying within the budget given above ?
My dealer has a used 555DR PS coming in on part exchange which I also want to demo on my ND555. Is this a better use of my money albeit it will delay the speaker upgrade if I prefer an option nearer my budget upper limit ?
Before I get the obvious other option thrown at me I don’t want to upgrade the 300 to a 500 at this point in time.
For info, listening room is 4.5m x 5.5m and is also a family so I don’t want a speaker than needs to be a big distance out from the wall.
I think what I’m looking for is a speaker that is more resolving. I sometimes get the impression (and I may be completely wrong) that there is “more there” that isn’t coming through.