I’m looking to upgrade my main setup and was considering the below:
Amp: McIntosh MA252
DAC: Naim ND5 XS 2
Phono stage: Vertere Acoustics Phono-1 MKII
Speaker: undecided (Revel Concerta 2?)
All comments/ideas would be more than welcome
Speakers are by far the worst performers, and thus make the biggest difference in your system. I’d find a set of speakers you like and build from there, not visa versa.
thanks Sheldon, any suggestion?
I’m a bit biased, so I might not be a good person to ask. But the quad electrostatic speakers are my jam.
aren’t we all?!
thanks, I’ll find a shop to listen to those (never had the opportunity) and let you know my thoughts
have anyone experienced the Spendor A4?
I’m not going recommend specific gear, but I’d probably spending considerably less on the amp and more on the speakers.
I have no experience w/ those Revel series but Sheldon is correct to focus a majority of budget on your spkrs first, easily making/breaking your ROI and ROE (enjoyment) too.
You might be hard pressed as quad hasn’t made them in at least 50 years I think
If you like to dare to be different try magiclx521.com
I built the diy version myself about 9-10 years ago…no regrets…at that time Siegfried was still alive (RIP) and mine were like the 4/5th pair completed. See more info at www.linkwitzlab.com
If I were starting again I would be looking at large active speakers and a simple set up from there. ATC, meridian etc