After receiving unexpected compensation for a financial failure a little guidance/opinion on my next step would be very helpful.
I had planned to add a 250dr in place of my 200dr working on the assumption my PMC’s would benefit as would the whole system but now I’m wondering if adding a xpsdr to the ndac or removing the hicapdr and replacing with a supercapdr maybe a better option.
Just to add I do not intend to move to a 252 but I do wonder if a 300dr maybe a better choice.
If I had not received my windfall the plan was to sell my 200dr and go for a 250dr s/h to keep the cost down but I possibly have other options now.
Your thoughts would be helpful and much appreciated, thanks in advance.
I have been researching costs of s/h power amps and power supplies and since the arrival of the 200&300 nc series prices of oc items have been impacted which is a bonus for me and may mean that I could do a 250dr and the xps dr for pretty much my budget if I factor in the value of selling my 200dr, now I feel I’m being greedy.
Hi Graham already a lucky owner of an LP12 we’ll sort of, I was asked to bring it back from a very neglected state(there is a thread on it somewhere of before/after) but it’s on long time loan now and I can’t see the original owner wanting it back anytime soon which is a bonus for me.
As we stand at the moment, managed to get an extra shelf in to accommodate the new to me ndac.
Height is pretty much at maximum so could probably squeeze one more shelf in with careful adjustment of leg height between the shelves.
So realistically a 250dr will probably be my choice, then probably a power supply for the ndac.
If I opt for the 300dr I will really struggle to get anything else in the rack.
Decisions, decisions, tricky keeping the balance without upsetting things too much especially my good lady.
As you already have the HiCap to power the 282, I’d go for the 250 DR first and if you are able , an XPS DR. The 250 DR is a great power amp. I’ve used it very happily with the 552 DR and ND555.
I’m not alone in having used it very successfully alongside 500 series components where it has certainly not been totally outclassed. Yes, the 300 and 500 are obviously better, but I’d quite happily have lived with a 250DR.
I think it would be a substantial upgrade on the 200 and would enable other upgrades to be done in the future if desired.
My initial thoughts were to go for the 250dr and reading the general advice from members this seems like a logical move.
Later I could look to add a power supply for the ndac, think we have a plan just need to decide the best way to go about it.
Ideally I would prefer to purchase from a dealer mainly for peace of mind and hopefully some warranty, thanks for everyone’s input it’s very much appreciated and always good when others underpin your thoughts👍.