Upgrade advice, please

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Upgrade advice, please

Postby Trebor » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:13 pm

I currently have the following Cyrus kit...
CDi, PreDac with Qx module, Xa streamer, 2x X Powers, 2x PSXRs connected to the X Powers

What are your thoughts for my next upgrade?

I’m thinking a PSXR2 for the CDi or the PreDAC

Thanks in advance

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Re: Upgrade advice, please

Postby callen24 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:46 pm

what speakers are you using, and are xpowers used in mono ?
How m7ch is your listening done via cd, compared with streamer?
to your ears are they very similar?
for your streamer do you use the dac in the Pre?
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Re: Upgrade advice, please

Postby Joe » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:36 am

"B&W 804 Diamond speakers" from his signature in his profile.
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Re: Upgrade advice, please

Postby hifinutt » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:08 pm

Lovely speakers , i had the 804 s

what about upgrading the amps to x200 ??

https://www.iglooaudio.co.uk/cyrus-mono ... ature.html
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Re: Upgrade advice, please

Postby callen24 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:07 pm

hifinutt wrote:Lovely speakers , i had the 804 s

what about upgrading the amps to x200 ??

https://www.iglooaudio.co.uk/cyrus-mono ... ature.html

great spot, seems ideal if he has black.
great value
two psx-r can go to cdi and pre dacqx

I was going to say better amps

One of the CU visits to moorgate saw kipper driving a pair of newly released x300 into b+w., the source was a stream xp2
sounded great.
I believe b+w like more current.
given that a pair of xpowers go for around £800 min, the link hifinut gives is as a good a step i could imagine

but does he need QS colour?
cyrus stream X2, Oppo HA-1SE, IMFs, NORD OneUP, VA Beethoven Baby Grand
ML binarystar digital, DenchXLR, RFCneptune RCA, VanDamme OFC spk cable. AG 500 ac regenerator and Townsend Seismic sink stand, sonority roller platform
rega RP6, AT95e/paratrace, Clearaudio nano, sub-platter upgrade
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Re: Upgrade advice, please

Postby tazfi » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:35 pm

Great advice and probably my next upgrade. Those X200s are a great price, though they look to have gone already.
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