I had a good life. I was bug free playing lots of music. Basic and magic system. Unity 2 with Powerline and Neat Motive SX2 with NACA5. Synergy. Once set right in the room (which takes time and places) very enjoyable and foot tapping. Always can come for some more. Never fatiguing and always exciting. Record after a record.
And then I have got a Linn Klout and hooked it as a power switching off the power on Naim.
The mess has started. It is not an obvious upgrade. it is different but not better. I am switching back and forth.
Naim is more enjoyable, bass is better more body and structure. Vocals are better defined.
But.... Linn has something different. Turns out that not all records are foot tapping. Turns out that there are could be 2 lines within 1 song. The Klout boogies as crazy if needed and has slam. But not all the time. One can hear 2 different pedals when pressed on solo guitar. More nuances. Less flow. All of a sudden it takes more energy and attention to follow a record and it seems different. But I cannot entirely stop listening it.
Unity has more emotion but Linn owns more honest view of the record. Not on all songs band is good and jamming.
If bass quality of the Klout would be less cloudy I would probably stick to it.
Could it be the sign of being old and probably has to be maintenanced?
Would be NAP200 twice better than Klout given the price difference?
In any case I must admit the the Unity 2 is a serious fun machine and stands on its own given the right elements connected.