I'm a satisfied owner of a SN2 + HCDR and a CDX2 + XPS2 driving a pair of Vienna Acoustic Beethoven Baby Grand SE.
The XPS2 is now about 10 years old and, as somebody told me, it probabily doesn't require an immediate recapping, yet (and from my side I could easily check its full operation disconnecting it from CDX2) . On the contrary the DR upgrade would be recomended and truly apreciated.
Now, I know from my own experience that every time I upgraded external PSUs in my Naim system I really noticed improvements in sound; but this time I wonder if "only" DR-ing the XPS2 would bring anyway to a worthy achievement.
Thanks all in advance,
Well essezeta, I think you have all the answers, and for the most part, The Forum would suggest, it's not worth while getting The XPS DRed, without recapping. Not to mention the resale value, if you decide to get out of the game, or upgrade!
And from your side, when, or if, you disconnect the XPS2, from your Cdx2......
Please let me know, what you think, That is my next upgrade, would like to get your thoughts! Cdx2/HCDR/Briks
But you got my attention with those speakers, I have the older version. How is the performance, as it relates to power (SN2) !!!
Presently, I'm driving mine with Arcam mono Blocks, when I had them playing via Oppo BD 95, I think! it was kick but!
Primare Pre 30/ Arcam Mono Blocks/ Baby Grands.
How is your low end performing ?
The two six inch woofer really seems to put out! If the improvement on the tweeter is anything similar to the older version, I would imagine you have a nice sounding system!
Enjoy! your Music, the Why!
Thanks In Advance!