My set up currently is based around a Primaluna Prologue 1 and Paradigm Studio 40's, with an HSU sub.I have been very happy exploring all my music with this, but now I'm ready to think about an upgrade. I listen mostly - maybe more true to say I listen critically mostly - to classical music, jazz a close second. Rock and pop not so much.
A favorite in our our house would be Dvorak's 9th symphony. Now, Dave Brubek's Time Out is glorious on the Primalune/Paradigm set up, but bigger orchestral pieces get choked, and I can feel the limitations of the separation and the soundstage.
So I was wondering if I need to go a different direction and look at something based around B&W 805's? I heard a pair of 803's through a Bryston amp recently and it took my breath away. Just beautiful separation and the soundstage was huge! I can't afford that, but it got me thinking.
My conundrum is that I really like the rich warmth of the tubes and the Paradigms. I tried a pair of Totem Arrow's and just hated how harsh they were in comparison.
So am I going to find the same thing with B&W and an SS amp?