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    What to upgrade!

    Thanks that's very helpful. Would £1-2k be realistic for something capable (2nd hand)? Regarding source would the Irdac II be out of its comfort zone with most of the above equipment?
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    What to upgrade!

    I will try and get a listen to the ATCs, heard a lot of good things over the years but never actually heard a pair! Any thoughts on the below value for money / performance wise (and vs the ATCs)? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adam-S3X-V-Active-3-Way-Studio-Monitors/163516079893?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180816085401%26meid%3D9ee268f0717948a5938b7d3882f2a7bc%26pid%3D100970%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D163516079893%26itm%3D163516079893&_trksid=p2481888.c100970.m5481&_trkparms=pageci%3Ae73a1ede-59fb-11e9-a79d-74dbd18089fb|parentrq%3Afcf98a721690ad41726a31daffefc3ce|iid%3A1 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B-W-802-D2/283435417762?hash=item41fe1140a2:g:ID8AAOSwr65cn6p~&frcectupt=true https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONUS-FABER-AMATI-ANNIVERSARIO-FLOORSTANDING-LOUDSPEAKERS/264272099019?hash=item3d87d836cb:g:8NUAAOSwGoJcqOWz As Lurch said I'm not fussed about the low end, I can always build a better sub(s) if I need to. I will probably use a minidsp to cut anything below 60 / 80hz once I have the new speakers. Thanks again.
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    What to upgrade!

    Thanks Uzzy, Interesting options and I haven't heard of Art before, I'll try and get a listen. To be clear the budget is max 10k, I'd rather spend less if possible, I just want to rival the sound. I'd also be interested in hearing about options in the 1-5k bracket, and how well they may or may not stack up. Would the Arcam dac also have to go? Thanks!
  4. Excursion Central

    What to upgrade!

    Hi everyone, I'm generally happy with the sound of my system, the problem came when I walked into a B&O shop and heard the Beolab 50s. The mids and highs were so much clearer and didn't get nearly as "screechy" yet sounded much more crisp at very high volumes. I'm just wondering what I could do to replicate their sound (short of paying £26k). Any thoughts appreciated. Picture of setup (listed below) attached: Speakers: Focal 726V Amp: Nad C370 (cleaned up about 2 years ago) Dac: Irdac 2 Sub: Homebuilt, 2x peerless xls10, 2x 300w rms digital plate amps. Ported, tuned to 20hz. I'm thinking something like 2nd hand Adam Audio Gamma / B&W 802d s2/3 but would be very open to suggestions. Budget is as low as possible to replicate / rival the sound, max probably 10k including electronics. Thanks in advance!
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