Right. Ignore everything in my profile except for the Resolution Audio Opus 21 CDP. The PMCs are currently doing duty in my AV rig. The Roksan is too harsh for my tastes and I currently have some MA Radius 90s hooked up to the stereo rig!!!
It's time for me to start building a system. I love the Opus21 so that's staying.
I'm going to start with the speakers, but will upgrade the amp in time too, so I'm looking for something which willcompliment each other in the amp/speaker fields.
I like a bit of an all-round system, because my tastes range everywhere in the spectrum. Given the choice between a slightly warm or a slightly cold sound, I'd always choose the warmer sound, but at the same time, I hate a flabby, overly bassy sound. Basically, neutral to neutral/warm.
I love a fluid, smooth presentation while still maitaining enough excitement in the music and the one and only thing I absolutely cannot tolerate is a harsh top end. Does my head in and hurts my ears and brain. I've been impressed with ribbon tweeters in this regard, but it's not an essential requirement by any means.
Pricing - well I'd like to try and make sure the quality of the CDP isn't being destroyed by poor partnering equipment.
I'll be buying second hand, and these are the second hand prices (so probably double-ish at retail)
Probably looking at roughly £1k for each component. Can move upwards for the right product. Amp and speaker suggestions sought, but the first purchase will be speakers.
Floor or standmounts, doesn't bother me either way.
What have you got to tell me, Wammers?