Long time lurker first-time poster-
Starting 2ish years ago I got a very nice system passed down to be from my dad. I’ve most recently added a Directstream DAC with the bridge ll which I love the sound of and found more richness and detail coming from a Lumin D2. But now I’ve been thinking about speakers…
A few weeks ago I got to hear some Zu Soul Supremes (in a small but well set up room) which I really liked (both the sound and the look). Zu then released the new Soul6, which costs more and Zu says it’s a better speaker than the SS.
I’ve also started daydreaming about finding a used set of Magico’s A3’s or V3’s as they pop up at the very top of my budget ($8,000) and I wonder if the rest of my system would work well that level of speaker or do I need to get something a bit more forgiving?
My current speakers are B&W 805 Nautilus (which can be bright but got better when I went to the Directstream).
I’ve got a choice of 2 amps
LFD/Mistral 50 watt or a Balanced Audio Technology vk300 se amp
The rest of my setup is a
Directstream DAC with bridge ll, Rega Plantar 2 with an Ortofon Blue cart, REL S3 sub, ISOTek EVO 3 Polarus power strip, with upgraded power cables, LFD spearker cables, Anticables 3.2 RCA connects when using the Mistral amp and Timeportal Reference XLR connects when using the BAT amp.
I like to listen to a wide verity of music, Black Sabbath, LCD Soundsystem, James Brown, Fleetwood Mac, Queens of the stone age.
I’ve got a medium-sized livingroom 14’/20’ with the speakers along the long wall and seated 6-8 feet away from them.
I just got Pauls new book and know I’ve got some work to do with the room set up and hope to spend some time working on it in the next few weeks.
What do the lovely people here think might be a good choice?
Thank you very much and thank you for being a much nicer bunch than another audio forum that we all know about.