Upgrade time - PREAMP for SS power +CD+cables
Speakers: Sonus Faber Extrema
AMP - Meridian 557
CD - Was Arcam alpha8 , Now using my backup:old DVD pionner535 :)
Budget: 2000-2300$ for the PREAMP,800$ for the CD,Speakers Cable ~200$.
I tried several PREAMP and I found I get much better sound with the combination of Tube PREAMP + My 557.
The one I really like was custom made and was not for sale:( , not sure but i think it based on 300b , The bass was really tight and the Image was BIG and deep.
The option is thought about:VAC STANDARD LE , VAC VINTAGE, CJ EV2, VTL super deluxe.
The VAC- Vintage is in a very good price 1000$,I don't know how good is it.
Can you please advice which one from this list are good for me- Please consider that the AMP is SS ,I like tight bass and deepeness in midrange with clear sweet highs.
for the CD I really like the Meridian 588 but it ain't an easy find this days.
Cable - Don't have a clue,Not sure what will be good for me.