Everything is a little bit better - a little cleaner, a little airier, better imaging and a little better bass extension
exactly what I am looking for...all the reviews say the new Purifi Eigentakt puts class d in new territory, especially for soundstage, which is probably my most important factor when listening.
just googled the Rel subs, I don't see 512, did you mean S/512's?
yep' those are the ones. I like their build and their amplification...also the ability to take direct speaker signal rather than line out. Hadn’t looked at the Vandersteens but will check them out.
Also keep you DAC separate, digital designs are still improving so there is no need to tie the two components together. I would just change out your amp and give that a try first. Optimize then think about adding a sub later on.
I have thought a lot about this as well. Keeping the components separate means easy change out later on with improvements in technology. There is just such a plethora of equipment out there and it is difficult to audition anything these days, esp as I am currently stationed in Germany. Also, I am not using the SA bass amp...I have thought about it in the past, but do not want the fan noise, which is apparently very noticeable. One of the reasons I want to get the subs is to relax the rest of the sound spectrum so I can listen to more delicate stuff at lower volume but still have weight to the sound...just don’t want a fan interfering with that.