replacement for paradigm studio 20 v.3?
Denon DVD-2200 universal player
Musical Fidelity X-DAC v3
Musical Fidelity X-PSU
Paradigm Studio 20 v.3
I like the paradigms, especially now that they're filled with sand and set on spikes, but want something more open, more revealing. Given the amount I've spent on the other parts of the system, I think the speakers are the place to upgrade.
I listen to classical and jazz, mostly, in a fairly large room (11' ceilings, 14'x31'). The room has some additional problems I'm trying to work on, like a marble kitchen and glass dining table. I don't feel the need for a lot of additional bass, since I live in an apartment and most of my music doesn't use hit ultra-low regions anyway, but a little more would be nice, other things equal.
Here are the upgrade options I'm considering.
1. Get full-range speakers to handle the larger room. Since I like my Paradigms, I might look at the 100's.
2. Upgrade my studio 20's. I could get the Paradigm Signature S2's, or Revel M-20's or M-22's, or Dynaudio Contour S1.4.
3. I might run the Classe in to an REL sub if I wanted more bass, rather than getting full-range speakers. I could add the REL now, or upgrade the 20's first, then upgrade, rather than going to floorstanders.
I don't know very much about audio, and as you can see, my system is still midfi (but getting there!). Please advise.