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post #1 of 2 Old 05-24-2015, 08:07 AM - Thread Starter
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Something clearly better than NAD 356 amp for <$2000?

I recently upgraded my speakers to KEF L50s and hear way more detail than I've ever heard before, plus the soundstage is considerably large than what I've previously tried (Paradigm Reference Studio 60s, DefTech, JBL 530s).

I'm now wondering if there'd be big advantage upgrading my amp and/or DAC?

Current setup:
NAD c356bee
Cambridge DacMagic 100
Audioquest X2 wire with no-name banana plugs
Paradigm Reference Servo 15 sub, X20 crossover

I've been eyeing Wyred4Sound's mINT, Bel Canto, Rega Brio-R, etc. Would any of those amps and/or DACs provide a noticeable improvement with the KEF LS50s over what I have now? Are any audibly different to a noticeable/obvious extent than the NAD356?

Many thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by A36_marty View Post

I'm now wondering if there'd be big advantage upgrading my amp and/or DAC?
Not at all likely.
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Bel Canto , brio-r , Kef Ls50 2 Way Speaker System , nadc356bee , wyred4sound

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