In the past, I did a home demo with a XPS DR on my NDX 2, and seperatly a demo with a 300 DR to possible replace the 250 DR.
I ended up bying the 300 DR. In my system, it was a big game changer.
As the XPS DR was improving the 250 DR/NDX 2 in the former home demo, I now wanted to try it on the 300 DR/NDX 2. My finding is, that the improvement using the XPS DR with the 300 DR/NDX 2 is minimal. While the XPS DR is improving the 250 DR/NDX 2 big time.
It probably has something to do with my system set up. Since I use lots of noise floor reducing options already.
But I was wandering if there are experiences, where the XPS DR made impact, using the 300 DR/NDX2?
Hi Mike, I can’t comment on the difference with a 250DR, however my XPSDR is currently at the Naim doctors for repair. I have found the difference with and without the XPS with my set up of 552DR/300DR/NDX2 mainly in the warmth of the sound. Not much difference in soundstage or detail. If I was considering an XPSDR now I would question whether it was worthwhile. Having said that my opinion might change when my XPS returns from Naim!
In my system adding the 555psdr made a big difference to the NDX2 in terms of detail. Depends on the recording; most obvious in acoustic folk/jazz vs rock. Running 252/300ps amplification into PMC Fact 12.