I’ve been setting up a HiFi system for near-field listening on my desk. I’ve had lots of components come and go (mostly used) in the past 3 months and I’m wondering if I should settle or upgrade the speakers.
My current system is: PC > HRT MS II+ > Atlas Equator IC > ARCAM A28 > Atlas element cable > Epos K5.
I know that I’m not getting everything I should from the Epos currently. I’ve recently put them on an impromptu stand on my desk and they have improved vastly, so I’m looking into building custom stands to elevate them to ear level. In addition, I will add some acoustic foam on the wall behind them.
Space is limited, the speakers are 80cm apart and 10cm from the back wall. I’ve checked models of most brands to find matches in regards to my space limit, they are:
Side-step: (but potentially better synergy)
Totem dreamcatcher, Focal 705, Dali Opticon 1
Neat Motive 3, PMC DB1i, ProAc Tablette
So what do you think? Would you go for a similarly priced speakers but better synergy to the Arcam, would you upgrade, or stay put?
Thanks for your time