Its been a while since i opened up a thread so here goes.
I'm currently looking at getting a speaker rig to go in my 4x5m bedroom (13x16 feet for the Americans). I've already set my heart on the kef ls50 after going through a huge number of reviews and demoing them in a hifi store. I've also demoed extensively, however there were a number of problems
1. I was unable to use my own source and amp of choice
2. The listening conditions were less than ideal.
That being said. I loved the tactile feeling that speakers produced, but was unable to accurately gauge at how much detail I would be getting in a quiet isolated home environment.
I currently own the Audeze LCD-2 paired with the WA7 amp/dac, a combo that I would heartily recommend to any head-fier looking into the high end but not wanting to spend a small fortune.
Now here is my problem. At the moment I'm faced with a couple of choices choices.
1. Upgrading to a cost no.object headphone rig consisting of the
Burson Conductor or Schiit mjolnir and gungnir
Audiophileo 1 with purepower.
2. Wait out for the ALO studiosix to become widely available and making a decision then. as to my source and dac. (LCD3 as well)
3. Switch entirely to a standmounted speaker rig consisting of
Kef LS50 Standmounted speakers
Naim NAP-100/Burson timekeeper
Naim DAC-V1/ Wyred4sound DAC-2 DSDse
Dynaudio 4 speaker stands
Various acousting panels and a skyline diffuser
Note that if i were to go with option 3, the sheer cost would force me to sell my current Headphone rig to fund this endeavour. Another bit of background information is I also own the UE900 for portable use, so I won't be entirely taking flight from head-fi-dome.
Would any of the head-fi crew in their infinite wisdom, be able to provide me with some more insight as to what I would be trading off if I were to switch entirely to a speaker setup. Additionally, It would also be helpful to know what I would be expecting if I were to upgrade my current headphone setup- As I will be buying blind (no chance to demo in south australia- adelaide jokes, here we come) and the reviews and impressions here frequently conflict and contradict each other.