Originally Posted by foo_me
Nice goal newneringa!
Think a good k1000 system will provide a reference level of sound that can match anything that exists out there~
I had a similar goal and came up with a Emm Labs DCC2/CDSD SE + Zanden 300b amp with Ori X-2 ICs...which is what Boomana heard.
I have since replaced the source with Spectral SDR 2000/SDR 3000 dac and transport.
Think with the k1000s you have multiple choices...may not exist a single best as there are so many quality speaker amps out there and it may be impossible to know...
BTW, Craig from Eddie Current mentioned that the Balancing Act sounded awesome when someone used the k1000s on it and compared favorably to my system which he has heard. Plan to see how it compares when I get mine delivered hopefully by the end of the month.
i have been reading a lot about your zanden/k1000 system , people have been saying it was the best k1k setup they have ever heard,I have never heard zanden but there is no doubt zanden is one of the best 300b amp ever made.
you indeed have a very nice system
unfortunately, I love the convience of PC music server thus USB DAC is the only option for me, I just order crimson silver from Gordon and have my cosecant V3 posted for sale on audiogon. Gordon's DAC is nice but it does not sound like the ultimate choice for k1000, but i order it anyway. like i said, I do not have many choice. if i can live with CD, I would have bought Esoteric XA-1, I have heard people said Esoteric XA-1 have bass and ultimate SLAM in properly setup system.
anyway, let us know how EC balancing act sound with k1000 when you have time!