I have Nautilus 802's and I think they go really well with Mark Levinson. I have been using a no. 335 with mine for about 6 years. I'' be selling my no. 335 before too long as I'm going to upgrade my entire system.
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IMHO the area that needed an upgrade was the front end and amplification. CDM series is a very nice speaker. I own Nautilus 804 / HTM 2 myself. Nautilus is better looking and sounding than CDM, but I would have spent the money on the front end, pre/pro and amplification still.
Anyways, for 3k used I would buy Pass Labs X series, possibly X3 and X150. Move up to X.5 series if the budget allows.
The 803's and the HTM1 are here!!! Sounds great, but I know I can do better. Jylee, I can't agree with that assessment. The 803's blow away the cdm9nt, and I don't think any amount of front end or amp upgrade can make as much difference as speaker upgrade. But, as Dennis Miller says, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong. I am now researching and have thrown integrated amps into the game. I am leaning towards McIntosh and possibly Cayin, although I like what I've heard about Plinius and EAR. Levinson stuff has had some great press, but also mixed consumer reviews relative to other stuff in same cost range.