Matching Speakers for NAD C326

I decided on the 326 for its value and options. I also need to upgrade my speakers thinking PSB Alpha B1's but looking into spending big bucks for Harbeth P3ESR's. I listen to mostly indie rock but also some classical and big band. What are your opinions if any?
My other amps I was thinking about where the Peachtree Nova, Creek Evo 2, and Exposure 2010S. Love the dac in the nova, the quality sound of the 2010S and the well the Creek speaks for itself. Love the NAD for its value and need for my budget to upgrade my table and speakers. If anyone thinks I should go with these other amps over the NAD please feel free to mention. 2010S is out since it has no headphone jack.
Here are some responses from a few months back with a simalar amp to yours I can teel you from pairing the 90 DB Vandersteen 1Cis with the NAD 326 at the shop we were all saying its a superb combenation.
read on Good Luck Johnnyr

how much better are vandersteens 1c than model 1
I have a very modest system. the amp is rotel 1050, pre amp is an old denon amp, speakers are vandersteen 1 which sounds wonderful to me. I am in the process of buying a pair of 1c's that are about 2 years old. Should I expect a big difference, Can't afford anything else.I'd love to hear from owners, thank you, Martin
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09-23-10: Narrod
The original 1 is quite veiled. The IC is much more transparent. It's as if a blanket has been removed from the speaker.

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09-23-10: Audioconnection
The new I CI is a major improvment as wendel mentioned
The bass loading, x overs, inductors, all new drivers,
structural integrity,
computor matching of drivers in chamber improved Bases, places the new Vandy 1CI well above the mark of 24 plus years ago. You will really love the new ones.
Best Johnnyr
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09-24-10: Theunderlyingtheme

"It's as if a blanket has been removed from the speaker."

Of course, we've heard this used for power cords, turntables, power amps, cartridges, frogs placed in bowls of water, etc.

But you'll love the 1C. Can't do better for the money.
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09-24-10: Adam18
I never heard the original Model 1, .... but I LOVE my Vandy 1C's. And all my music loving buddies are absolutely astounded at how great they sound. What's really cool about the 1C's is that they sound really, really good with modest amplification,.... but they sound absolutely wonderful as the electronics improve. For example, they were terrific speakers with my old Arcam Delta 90 integrated amp, NAD 533/Goldring Elektra analog set up, and Marantz CD-63SE deck. Then as my budget allowed over the past few years, I upgraded my system to the Rogue Audio Cronus, Rotel RCD-1072 deck, and Rega P3-24/Exact 2 table and pick-up.
HOLY COW !!!!.... my Vandy 1C's now sound better than ever. So, my advice to you, Martincollins, is easy .... buy them, enjoy them, and allow them to improve as you can afford better stuff. At their price, I don't think there's a better speaker out there.
Good Luck, and Happy Listening.
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09-27-10: Martincollins

Thanks guys, I feel so much better about getting the 1c's now. I can't wait to hear them in my room, Martin.
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09-27-10: Adam18
Good Luck, Martin.........Enjoy the Vandersteen experience. It really is quite special. Hook 'em up and take the time with proper positioning (refer to the Vandersteen website for the correct positioning and vertical tilt specifications.) Then, sit back, forget about the equipment, and simply enjoy the music !!!
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