I'm new to this forum. I'm owner of B&W 804 D3 with B&W DB3D Sub and a Lyngdorf TDAI-2170 (they call it "Power-DAC", 2x85 watts into 8ohm, RoomPerfect Digital Room Correction and Actice Bass Management). I want to step up from the TDAI-2170 and switch to naim maybe. Because of my wife the aesthetics of the hifi equipment is important too (more or less).
I'm between buying a Naim Uniti Nova or the Lyngdorf TDAI-3400 (the bigger brother of the TDAI-2170 released right now with 2x200 watts into 8ohm, two of Naim Nova's 4th generation Sharc processor with 3,0 MFLOPS, RoomPerfect Digital Room Correction, Actice Bass Management and a media player).
I had the Naim Uniti Nova last week for comparison at home and it sounded more open, more dynamic and more detailed than my TDAI-2170 in a 2.0 configuration, even with RoomPerfect active. The TDAI-2170 was first equal to the Nova by activating my sub for the 2.1 configuration, because the sub integration was better with the TDAI-2170. But w/o sub there was a noticeable difference in clearity and dynamics. I did the comparison 2.0 and 2.1 because I actually want to sell my sub again. I'm just a little bit concerned about the 2x80 watts of the Nova, because the sound quality decreases at loud volume levels (a volume level of 60 and above) to my ears with my speakers. That's why I'm thinking about a NAC-N 272 (successor) combined with a NAP 250/300 DR (successor).
Do you know if there will be released a NAC-N 272 successor and NAP 250/300 DR successor this year in 2018? And do you know if there will be some design changes to these components like new cases, Nova's display and/or volume control, white light instead of green light, some light modernization, etc.?
Thank's for the information and for helping me a little bit!