dear naim folks,
so it's been almost a year when i upgraded my system and currently reside with my ndx/282/2x hcdr/250dr/pmc fact.8 (see my last thread where you guys helped me a great deal https://forums.naimaudio.com/to...nd-soundstage?page=1 ). it sounds wonderful and even my wife said that she didn't notice much of a difference compared to a concert we've visited lately (and she really doesn't care about hifi at all)...
so time has passed and my good old t+a cd player will move to my parents place. i only used it once within the last year so I don't see much need in it anymore and my father still got some 500+ cds sitting in his shelf being too lazy to rip and use on his nd5xs.
anyway this means I got another spare full width shelf in my living room to potentially go for another upgrade. so i'm ready to ask my dealer to do another home demo hopefully within the next 3 weeks. my question now is if my fact.8s could benefit from a 300dr in a similar way as when i made the jump from 200 to 250dr or if a xpsdr or hugo 2 on my ndx would be the better choice? many of you follow the principle "source first". a third choice would be to trade in my 2 hcdr and get a scdr instead... all upgrades seem tempting to me however a xpsdr would be the furthest financial stretch cuz i wouldnt' have anything to trade in. also I don't see another full width shelf space become available soon to accomodate a fifth box for further and later upgrades which leaves the scdr upgrade I think a bit aside cuz it opens up a greater upgrade path.
so to summarize - shall i go source first principle, or will my facts appreciate a 300dr even more, or is it suffice to say that a scdr is the way to go to keep things more balanced overall even though I would not be able to upgrade further in near future?
many thx for your advice in advance!