£3-4k upgrade opportunity?

Soundsinheaven

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Hiya,
Just a bit curious what upgrade people would recommend for the biggest bang for the bunk and why?
System;
Gato Audio amp dia250 (not using the DAC)
moon mind streamer with McRU liner power supply
denafrips Aries 2 DAC.
Sonus Faber venere 2.5. speakers
+ Rel T9 sub
all good cables and DC mains conditioner
Wide range of music pop, classical, electronic,
jass, rock....
Medium sized room, with soft furnishings
Look forward to hearing back with the possible upgrades for £3-4k🤔💪
 
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Hiya,
Just a bit curious what upgrade people would recommend for the biggest bang for the bunk and why?
System;
Gato Audio amp dia250 (not using the DAC)
moon mind streamer with McRU liner power supply
denafrips Aries 2 DAC.
Sonus Faber venere 2.5. speakers
+ Rel T9 sub
all good cables and DC mains conditioner
Wide range of music pop, classical, electronic,
jass, rock....
Medium sized room, with soft furnishings
Look forward to hearing back with the possible upgrades for £3-4k🤔💪
To many people this would be an end game system. So the best place to start with is to ask what is it that you are not happy with?
 

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you have a nice system. I would suggest spending £2k equally on a new streamer and dac. If you buy used you should be able to buy an Auralic Aries G1 + a better Denafrips dac for £4k.

Your speakers and amp look good to me!
 
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julesd68

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I have the Venere 2.5 as well and think you would need to spend considerably more than 3-4k to get a significant upgrade. I'm looking into the possibility of upgrading the crossovers though.
 
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If you haven't already, putting the speakers on Townshend Podiums is a great way of optimising your already very nice set up. They'll keep the character of your existing components, but liberate the overall speaker performance.

Deal with Townshend directly and you should get a good discount on the prices advertised by retailers, plus they offer sale or return.
 

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Before suggesting anything at all, it would help to know why you want to change anything. Is it that you think something is lacking, have you heard something you prefer, or do you just have some money burning a hole in your pocket?
 

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Before suggesting anything at all, it would help to know why you want to change anything. Is it that you think something is lacking, have you heard something you prefer, or do you just have some money burning a hole in your pocket?
+1
 

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It's a continuing source of bafflement to me why people with a well known penchant for changing and fiddling with things are asking others why they want to change gear.

Were you unhappy with your system before your last change, or the one before that?
No, I thought not.
You just fancied seeing if things could get even better.

That definitely seems to be the idea behind the OP imo.
 
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