I currently have a setup consisting of an Exposure XM7 and a NAP 100, but I find myself needing more connections, because I bought a separate dac. As I primarily enjoy spinning vinyl, I currently use a separate preamp.
I’m at a bit of a crossroads and would appreciate your insights. Should I look for another Naim preamp to complement my existing setup, or would it be wiser to consider an XS2 or XS3? I’ve noticed that separate components, a preamp and power amp, seem to be more cost-effective than an integrated solution. However, I’m struggling to determine the ideal combination of preamp and power amp.
Is there a recommended list of combinations that you could point me to? I want to make sure I’m making an informed decision, and your experiences and suggestions would be invaluable.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and recommendations.