New System Recommendation?
My current set-up was assembled 12-13 years ago in my late-teens, some used, some new, all recommended from my audio dealer pal in US(am from Malaysia FYI). Its Krell KAV-300i, 250cd/2 and Thiel CS2.2s.
Although I found the sound to be far too 'bright' and fatiguing, but was living with my parents', so could not really treat the room, change speaker placement etc. Budget was also obviously a major constraint. I just lived with the sound as something better than your average budget one-box.
But I'm now putting up a new house, I have a 14' X 20' X 11' space to invest in a new system.
I recently heard and really liked the Pass X250.5, X2.5, Thiel CS1.6s plus an integrated YBA CDP(forgot the model). The soundstaging was amazing, as was the definition and control. I used to really like classic rock; but since I got married am now branching out to jazz, vocals, classical etc. Basically I need a flexible system music-wise is what I'm trying to say. My audio knowledge is hopelessly outdated now, and it wasn't even good to begin with.
Considering I'm still a relative newbie, and where I come from where there isn't that much choice...What would be fellow forumers' recommendations for an inexperienced enthusiast like myself? Being in a relatively un
The dealers here either carry very limited brands, mostly ranging from Arcam, Naim to ML or Gryphon. They'd only bring stuff over on a firm indent, so auditioning is a problem, and I'd have to go ebaying or buying off Agon for good deals.
Sorry for a long first post, I'm relying on the good graces of fellow forumers.
Thanks a whole bunch in advance!