I spend most of my time listening to analog and digital sources for music. I’d give it a 70-30 split between music and movies, respectively.
Here is a list of components I’m using:
- PSB Imagine X2T speakers
- Yamaha Aventage RX-A3080 receiver
- Emotiva XPA-3 amp
- Pro-ject 1 Xpression Carbon Classic with Ortofon 2M Blue
- Graham Slee Amp2 phono stage
- Quality speaker cables and interconnects
My digital music is often played using the Yamaha MusicCast app. The Yamaha sounds great, as does the Emotiva, but I want to make a decent step-up sonically. I’ve spent significant time and money building DIY acoustic panels and bass traps so my current room is pretty well treated. It’ more ‘dead’ than ‘live’ but I actually prefer that.
As for speakers, I think they sound really good. I’ve done A/B tests with them against some more expensive pairs and the PSBs blew me away. It’s hard to beat its dynamics, clarity and soundstage, especially for its price.
What do you guys think - what would you upgrade next? I’m looking for more fulfilling sound overall - greater dynamics, clarity, precision and of course, soundstage.