[Hello everyone, this is Stephen, I am new here in this forum. Though am into the hifi gears for about 7 years. I need you guys advice now for my current set up: Speaker: Audio Physic Tempo 25 driving by the VTL IT 85 (EL34) sACD player: Denon DCD 1520AE; I mainly listen to the Classical and Jazz. My question is: the system overall performing very well with good synergy and decent density for Jazz. The violin is smooth and sweet and female vocal is almost as good as on my Harbeth SHL5. However, I feel the big scale symphonic are lack of impact and some instruments positions are not very well positioned, also a bit lag on the clarity. I well understand the limitation of the Tubes and EL34 but my space is limited (a moderate living room in the apartment) do you guys think the Denon is the bottle neck of the system? Can it be improved by a decent standing alone DAC? If yes, what kind of DAC I shall be looking at? Thanks a lot everyone.
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12/18/13 at 9:14pm