In addition to the CD processor, I use the 390s as a DAC from my MacBook Pro optical out. CD is direct to the power amp--the flexibility of the 390s with it's variable output/volume control is incredible. It's an exceedingly simple and compact system with very nice sound and good quality, mostly US-made, components.
I'm happy with the current system but might consider a couple of upgrades at some point in the future. I welcome any thoughts on the following:
- Levinson 380s with phono so I can hook up my VPI turntable, which is currently in another smaller system. I have over 1000 LPs but rarely play them anymore, unfortunately. I have a feeling finding a 380s with a phono module would be difficult.
- Magico ASub. Probably not since I'm not aware that I'm missing any bass extension and I only listen to jazz and classical anyhow. That said, I'm curious if anyone has experience with this powered sub.