Originally Posted by Nuance
It certainly is, but if that's what Tim needs to do, that's what he needs to do. After all, he's beyond frustration at this point.
I know the amps were Reference series mono's, but I don't recall what the preamp was that I listened to. And I remember seeing the price of their CD7 and laughing as I would NEVER pay that much, though the synergy they all created was astounding. However, I'd rather get a slingbox and stream FLAC files.
Ah we are in agreement and yeah your totally correct.
I mentioned to Tim when he was listening to the ARs, this is like comparing the Classe 5200 to their Omega series.
But still, one must live within budget constraints and it sounds like the 5200 is it at the moment, which is not cheap combined with the good processor
On the plus side the 5200 is a nice amp and it sounds like it is removing part or hopefully most/all of the frustration while giving flexibility for future improvements on the power side if not fully happy, so that deserves a smile