|How to divide a budget between components|
Balance rules- 1/3 sources, 1/3 amplification/control, 1/3 speakers= good sound
|Are my speakers now the "weak link"?|
no, cd, amp and phono first.
|Ideal power amp for PSB speakers|
I have used NAD and Naim with good success with PSB gold stratus i, PSB platinum T6. Anything with decent power will drive them.
|Need opinion with new cd player purchase|
Naim rocks and the 5X with a flatcap is excellent. Never heard a Roksan.
|solid state integrateds that will hold their value|
Naim Nait holds up very well
|An audiophile in Chicago .....|
Pro Musica in Rogers Park is very good.
|CD player closest to vinyl?|
Meridian and Naim are close but are very expensive.
|Will Naim Nap200 be sufficient for my Magico V2|
Check Naim forum, a few use Magico and love them but with a Nap 250 or 300 which has more power.
|Prior or current owners of PSB Stratus Gold|
I own Gold i models and have upgraded to PSB Platinum T-6s. I have looked at and liked Synchrony, Maggie 3.7, Sonus Faber Luito, and Dynaudio three-way floorstander. None were compatible with my Naim equipment or fit my price range. Should be many...
|Should cable elevators be used?|
I do the same as Elizabeth and noted a minute change but price is right!
|Musical cd plyer under 1k|
Naim cd5 used, very musical
|PSB Stratus Gold upgrade to PSB Synchrony One|
I have gold stratus i and upgraded main system platinum T-6. I liked the Synchrony better but not at twice the price[closeout on T-6]. A little different sound and less forgiving than gold or platinum series but an excellent value especially at th...
|Solid State CD Player under $2000|
Naim cdx2or 5x are both outstanding and can be found at comparable prices.
|Which of these would you prefer?|
PSB is very good, Usher is pretty good, Paradigm is good. Never heard Green Mountain. all relative to price. IMO.
|driving PSB Bs|
I have PSB platinum T-6s driven by Naim 250 amp and have also used a Naim 140, Nad and Adcom amps. all sounded very good. I have heard Simaudio but not with PSB. Very dynamic sound. Plinius very high end should work well. Not familiar with Bel Can...