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sudhirgoel, we exchanged a couple of posts in your last thread. Ahhh, the audiophile waltz. Please help choreograph each perfect move to audio nirvana!! I would venture a guess that not one member of this forum has and exact system replica of another.. which makes the quest so intriguing. So many variables, so many choices. That said, most of this comes down to personal preferences, and even personal perceptions (many not even related to audible nuances) that are ultimately satisfying. You seem pretty headstrong in what you want (I get this for myself too) so go for it. If you are interested in moving your Vega G2 and Leo GX send me a pm.
No worries. Why not consider the upcoming Auralic Sirius G2? Don't know if you are going to do much better feeding the signal from the Grandioso through the Auralic stack. Spent a little time today scouring for any reviews I could find. Posted one on the thread I started and read a couple of German reviews. Unanimous accolades: seems like Auralic is in rarified air and possibly in uncharted territory. I am definitely leaning their direction.
The Esoteric is a tad softer in the volume levels, smoother at the edges and much more personal if u are listenting to music alone in a relaxed mood.
Auralic is louder, sharper sounding and better for parties and louder events.
I think the fatigue factor (FF if I might use it) is higher in thr Auralic. I can listen to the Esoteric for much longer.
Have you done any tube rolling in your Mac pre? My speakers have AMT tweeters which tend to be on the warm side. I rolled tubes in my BHK pre and knew immediately when I found the right ones. When I added the Auralic Aries G2 it didn't make my system sound strident at all, just conveyed better resolution, imaging, and separation. I'm thinking that coverting to a complete Auralic front end will give me more of the same.