Following comments elsewhere that the NC range has gained detail but lost “guts” and because I love the OC SQ so much, I find myself contemplating continuing down that rabbit hole, replacing my HICAP (itself a correction from the previous substitute whose provenance we shall not mention in fear of being cast into the everlasting fires of hell by the Richard), with a SUPERCAP DR. If funds stretch to replacing the 282 with a 252 later on, so be it.
There will then no doubt follow another short period of “that’s enough money spent on HiFi. This is me now” followed in due course by the return of the inevitable itch.
Barring a tragedy, I have no plans to upgrade my Naim boxes. I do however plan to continue my deep dive into the LP12 rabbit hole. Next up is either going from ARad2 to KRad2, or upgrading my Stageline to who knows what. Will seek advice when the time comes.
Also upgrading my media storage room from a 10’x7’ room to a 12’x11’ room. It will need more shelving and possibly I’ll put my second system in there.
I hope to purchase either a 222/300/250 or a 332/250 and a ‘temporary’ streamer (maybe Pulse or ND5 XS2 with a Qutest), as my budget won’t stretch to a 333 just now. I plan to upgrade my speakers in early 2025.
I’m planning the same as for 2023. Supercap DR for the Superline (possibly for the 282) and 555 PS for the NDX2. Had opportunities during this year but didn’t act on them for various reasons, one it sounds very nice as it is!
My next item is a proper unit for my tv and hifi boxes. I currently have to lean a lot to see all my tv so I want a taller better quality unit. Considering the hifi racks slimline podium unfortunately I’d have to get a custom size. Also looking at other options.
If by some miracle an ndac appears at my dealers I would of course jump to get a demo. If second hand ndx2 price dropped down so that in trading in my nd5 xs2 it would cost similar to an ndac then I’d consider that as an audition option.
I’m also looking into music storage options, this has lead me into looking at storage for other digital stuff (photos/files) but I don’t know if that will be a 2024 thing or further out.