Looking at where to go for our next step.
Thoughts at the moment, swap ndx for an nds.
Swap ndx and xps for an nds 555.
Swap 250 for a 300.
Most of our listening from the steamer is through the melco so not overly fussed about new platforms. Would rather have improvement in sound over the new features.
We have had a demo of the new 222, 300 and 250. Both thought this was a side step at best. To be honest as soon as we got home we preferred our system over the demo in all aspects.
I think the source upgrade would bring you most so go for the NDS, and if funds permit also consider the 252 as the 282 would otherwise be the limiting factor. With the 250 you have a decent amplification which can be upgraded but I wouldn’t suggest it to be the next step.
I also agree with Bertbird with one caveat. Step two should be a preamp and I am a long term lover of the 252. These may be heavily discounted for a while. That said I would wait for the release of the new 300 pre before jumping.
You can never go wrong with improving the source though.