I forgot to ad that my speakers are Dali Helicon 400's. Thanks again,
What does your system sound like when you use the SSp-25 as the DAC?
The SSP-25 has nearly the same digital and analog circuitry as the 1.5 does. They should sound similar or the 25 should sound better.
the best thing to do is sell the CD player and the SSP and get a better prepro. Arcam AV9 works awesome with DALI, so does Meridian.
NO prepro that I know of should be used as a two channel analog preamp in your price range, in almost every case the prepro's onboard DtoA will outperform a CD player run through its analog circuitry.
A prepro has 5 major functions, so divide the prepro's retail price by 5 and that is the level of analog preamp you have.
Thanks for the replies.
Dtsag, I'm not too good with describing things but the Classe sounds lean and sterile to me so i'm looking for the opposite. Say, dynamic, liquid, full bodied sound.
D_edwards, I replied to you through an email Agon sent me. I'm a newb at this so bear with me, please.
I also should mention that if advising on preamps, I would like it to have balanced outputs.