Upgrade Path Advice
Mar 27, 2013 at 9:55 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

mrteal

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Hello all! Hope I'm asking this in the correct place....
 
I listen to home 2-channel stereo with headphones about 80% of the time......current system: SB Touch, Nuforce HDP, Onkyo 8511 receiver(9 yo), and a 19 yo Yamaha CD player, Carnival 2 speakers(when used)....and Senn 595 and  a future Grado RS1 or RS2 purchase.
 
Since all source play thru HDP...where is my best upgrade?....just a CD player?...or both CD and receiver?
Budget for 1 or both is $2K to $4K......I guess the main question is will I notice a difference in a class A/B CD player and a basic one.
 
Any and all advice welcome. Thanks in advance.
 
Mar 27, 2013 at 10:15 AM Post #2 of 2

tim3320070

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With that budget I would get the Audio-gd Ref-10 (with a decent amp like an Emotiva) and run the Yamaha and your computer through it, ditch the rest. I would then focus on headphones with the remainder of your budget.
my 2 cents
 

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