Upgrade Path


Hi Everybody
I have recently upgraded my system and I am now looking for advice for future upgrades and recommendations.
I recently had the chance to buy B&W 800D (not Diamonds). I was using a Proceed BPA-3 to power them when the opportunity presented it self to buy a pair of Krell KRS 200 Monoblocks in excellent condition. Needless to say I jumped at the chance. Along with the monoblocks the guy also sent me his KRC-3 preamp which I did not really want. I already had a ML No. 38 in the system.
I have not yet a chance to hook up the Krell pre yet but the system sounds excellent with the ML. I suspect that the Krell might be better but really don't want to spend on it unless its a significant up grade.
My upgrade question has more to do with the rest of my equipment.
I have a Project Carbon Turntable with a Shure MX97 cartridge. Digital source is Cambridge Audio Stream Magic NP-30 and DAC is PS Audio. All cables are QED including speaker wire.
Any and all opinions would be welcome. What do you guys think should be the first most significant upgrade. I am open to all suggestions keeping in mind that I want to keep costs low. Have just spent a big amount and really should not be spending a lot more.
Thanks
Salman
srafi
"Any and all opinions would be welcome. What do you guys think should be the first most significant upgrade. I am open to all suggestions keeping in mind that I want to keep costs low."

Save up and buy a really good preamp. If not, you'll be upgrading forever. A good low cost solution would be to try a passive preamp. It should sound better that your ML and the Krell. Also, if any of your digital sources have a volume control, try it. Plug it directly into your amp.
The source.I suggest you consider upgrading table/arm/cartridge. Perhaps it would be worth the effort to try different/better cables as well. What is your phono stage?
Sorry forgot to mention, the phono stage is a Project Tube Box.
Best upgrade is a DAC or Phono source is the most important.

Happy Listening
Just upgrading phono without knowing what cartridge one will be using next would be unwise, though sure the sound will improve.
First you have to decide whether you want to start with upgrading digital or analog. I would start with analog, but that's me.
Perhaps you could try a better cartridge to begin with. Needle Doctor might give you a good advice.
But if you mostly listen to digital then upgrading DAC might make more sense, but I don't know how much you would have to spend for a significant digital upgrade. Besides, digital improves all the time, with analog you don't have to upgrade often, especially table/arm. I don't plan to upgrade my Nottingham Spacedeck/Spacearm for the next ten yeras or so.