Latest setup.  Just recently upgraded pre-amp from Nagra Classic to HD Preamp.  Also, swapped out my Aurender N10 for Auralic G2 with surprising improvement.  I am considering upgrading Magico Q5 speakers to Rockport Cygnus. If anyone has any opinions on whether that makes sense, would love to hear your thoughts.  Also, any thoughts in general are appreciated.  Thanks

Components Toggle details

    • Nagra HD Pre-Amp
    • Nagra HD Amps
    • Nagra Tube DAC
    • Auralic G2
    • Grand Prix Audio Silverstone 3 Rack and Mono Stands
    • Magico Q5

Comments 13

Showing all comments by folkfreak.

View all comments

Good choice of racks :-) However upgrading to Apex footers under the amp stands as well will pay clear and immediate benefits -- and of course using the SiNi balls as well

I would also look into a better isolation system for the speakers -- when I had Q3s the Townshend platforms worked really well. They completely isolate the speaker from the floor and cut out bass transmission via the floor. I have M3s now and the M-pods do the same thing. In either case you get a much cleaner more realistic presentation.

Regarding room treatments use of Synergistic HFTs is recommended -- treating the speaker cabinets alone is worth it but a full room treatment is low cost and very flexible

Finally I'm surprised you don't have any toe in on the Q5s -- unless you are listening really far away I think a bit of toe in will help with integration.