Well I finally caved in and went for HI-FI in my listening room.
First purchase : Ah! Njoe Tojeb 4000 cd player ( amperex bugle boy tubes NOS... yummy)
Second: Triangle NAIA 260 Speakers
Third: CARY SLI-80 this integrated makes the triangles SING there is no reason to ever power these speakers with solid state... unless you dont like midrange... or the sound of a american strat on overdrive.... or a saxophone.... It blows me away..... anyway...
Does anyone know their way arond the CARY real well.
It looks like there are some upgrade points that would be fairly easy and not very $$ to get even more out of this powerhouse.
(eg. replace stock caps. with Jensen Caps ?!?)
Also any of u Tubers out there have suggestions on what to Roll with this one?
I listen to alot of rock n jazz.
Oh.. and get this... I have yet to hear the headphone stage. I am eagr to get home and plug in the grado's...... now .. if i can just get that 100 hr break in to go faster ( any suggestions?)
I don't know the Sli-80 well, but I like your system. I have a similar system: Cary SLP 98P, AES SuperAmp, Njoe Tjoeb, Triangle Zerius. I love my Triangle speakers. I can only imagine how good your Stratos series sound.
Congrats on the great system. You killed two birds w/ one stone with the H/P out on the Cary, too. I will be selling my Gilmore V2 soon. I'll MPX3 on the way as soon as I order it! I use a Linn CD source for H/P listening.