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Griff500

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I've thought abot SCM40A as well since I'm sure they're cracking speakers as well, but I know I'd end up wanting the 50s in the end due to their all drivers SL specced (with 40s having no SL specced drivers). I want to make my final step and be done with it, which isn't a problem in the situation that I am in, since i really love the sound of my system. Just more of the same with as much neutrality, transparency and dynamics is what I'd like.
The 40A really are very good. I don't doubt that the 50ASL are better, as they should be for the price difference. It's the only part of my system I would consider upgrading now as I am very happy with it.

 
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The Artera is a power amp and has no volume control. Of course differences in loudness can make a difference. But even when XLR was at a lower volume than rca there was a distinct difference. 
Doh I thought it was one of those all in one streaming amp thingies. I was going to suggest next if you can't level match make the XLRs clearly a little quieter than the RCAs and if they still sound better you know balanced is better.
 
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