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First of all, thanks to all for the great advice.

The best thing about this hobby is the wide range of opinions out there, I tend to follow the "speakers are the most important component" doctrine, so it was interesting to see that both Nrchy and Warrenh believe the source is the most important component.

I currently have a speaker budget of around $1000 and I'm looking at B&W DM603 S3, and Paradigm Reference Studio 60; both of these are available at local dealers. Any other suggestions? I also have access to Tannoy, Audes, Spendor.

On a slightly different note, does anybody know anything about nOrh speakers?

thanks again
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    • NAD C521
    great for the price
    • Adcom GFP-555
    with phono, 10 lbs
    bought used.
    • Audiosource Inc. Amp Two
    Good at the time
    • Paradigm Titan II
    midrange with tweeter
    • Tara Labs N/A
    bought used
    • NAD C-420
    presets

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222222&text=yu
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The titans are great, they used to be enough for my college apartment, but I own a home now and the Titans just can't fill the living room. I used to have them connected to a JVC receiver until I bought the Audiosource Amp II and ADCOM GFP-555, I saw an immidiate improvement in sound quality, even more when I bought TARA Labs interconnects.
As far as upgrading the amp to ADCOM, I think I'll stay away from it, I bought (used) the GFP-555 online at a great price, based on ADCOM reputation, and the 555's features but I notice "substantial" noise/static when I added to my system, something which doesn't happen if I send the source (CD) signal directly to the Audiosource amp.
I like NAD, I own their C521 and C-420, but don't think I would buy their products for amp/preamp.
As for the speakers, the Reference 60 and B&W DM603 S2 are very similar (spec wise and $$) but I haven't auditioned them yet.
thanks again

yus

222222&text=yu
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Again thanks to all.
I guess I'll look at everything next time. There was no science or much thought put into my current system so instead of calling it an upgrade I should be saying that I'm building my system.
I don't have a 30K budget but I do plan on spending about 6-8k, I'll see what I can do with that. What do you recommend?
As for Highend64, Yes, I meant Titan v.2 by Titan II. And DO NOT buy the Audiosource if you want really quality sound; sure it's a great bargain for the starter (me at the time) but if you're looking for an upgrade, stay away from it. Don't misunderstand, this is a good amp...for $250.
thanks again

yus

222222&text=yu
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222222&text=yu
Owner
First of all, thanks to all for the great advice.
The best thing about this hobby is the wide range of opinions out there, I tend to follow the "speakers are the most important component" doctrine, so it was interesting to see that both Nrchy and Warrenh believe the source is the most important component.
I currently have a speaker budget of around $1000 and I'm looking at B&W DM603 S3, and Paradigm Reference Studio 60; both of these are available at local dealers. Any other suggestions? I also have access to Tannoy, Audes, Spendor.
On a slightly different note, does anybody know anything about nOrh speakers?
thanks again

yus