I currently have a Peachtree Nova 150 which has proven to be a very nice integrated amp. My listening room is 13 x 10 and is a multi-use space so its acoustics leave something to be desired. After going through several different speakers - both bookshelf and floor-standers - I’m now driving KEF Q100’s because they are front ported. I got a really good closeout deal on them and they turn out to be the best fit for my room out of all the speakers that I’ve tried.
I’ve been contemplating purchasing a PS Audio Gain Cell DAC and S300 amp package for a while now but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. And just recently Peachtree has released their new Nova 500 with 500 wpc of clean power and they have a really good trade-in program for current Peachtree owners.
So trading my Nova 150 for a Nova 500 or trading my Nova 150 for the PS Audio gear both result in about a $2k out of pocket cost for the upgrades so they are essentially a wash cost-wise. What I’m now trying to determine is what is the best value/best sound combination for that $2k?The power of the new Nova 500 will position me for my dream Klipsch Corner Horns that I hope to purchase in my next (and last) home but I suspect that Stellar DAC and S300 will also work well with virtually any speaker, including the Corner Horns.
Are there any former Peachtree owners that have taken the PS Audio plunge? If so, what do you think of the PS Audio gear in comparison to your Peachtree? Or if anyone else has any advice I’m all ears.
Whatever I decide to do it will probably be the last upgrade to the driving power side of my audio rig and I’d like to get it right the first time.