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If you had what I have what would you do next?

ifor

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Hello everyone. I've just updated my equipment signature to reflect what I currently own. I'd be interested to hear what others would do next in terms of upgrading or replacing the next bit of kit in my main listening room; just one thing.
 

omnibeard

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I'd get rid of amp/dac and replace with Cyrus 8 DAC - free up some space, and it will look nice with your CDP. That's what you want, right - it to look nice?
 

ifor

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omnibeard said:
I'd get rid of amp/dac and replace with Cyrus 8 DAC - free up some space, and it will look nice with your CDP. That's what you want, right - it to look nice?
The older I get the more appealing "look nice" is. Cyrus 8 DAC or Cyrus 8 Qx DAC?
 

batonwielder

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Not a thing. Roksan Kandy and Spendor are one of the best systems I've heard. Play around with cable if you incline, but just relax and enjoy...
 

omnibeard

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BenLaw said:
You look lovely this evening, but I don't like that dress.
It's a great line in theory, but how does it work out for you in practice?

ifor said:
The older I get the more appealing "look nice" is. Cyrus 8 DAC or Cyrus 8 Qx DAC?
Whichever looks nicer!

I'd go for the 8 DAC - save a few quid, and you might get some of this magical synergy matching Cyrus with Spendor.
 

tino

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ifor said:
tino said:
Honestly ... unless you have some ulterior motiviation to change ... then nothing really for now.
Oh, go on help me dream!
OK then,

Option (1) ... get yourself a separate pre-amp with digital inputs ... e.g. a Cyrus Pre XP(d) ... and lose the DAC

Option (2) ... get yourself an integrated amp with digital inputs e.g. Cyrus 8 (Qx) DAC, Bel Canto C5i, Wyred4Sound mINT and lose both your existing DAC and Amp
 

ifor

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[/quote]

OK then,

Option (1) ... get yourself a separate pre-amp with digital inputs ... e.g. a Cyrus Pre XP(d) ... and lose the DAC

Option (2) ... get yourself an integrated amp with digital inputs e.g. Cyrus 8 (Qx) DAC, Bel Canto C5i, Wyred4Sound mINT and lose both your existing DAC and Amp

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I'm not sure that a separate pre-amp to the Kandy makes much sense, but correct me if I'm wrong. The Cyrus 8 (Qx) DAC does seem to make a lot of sense. Would it be good enough for me to dispense with the Cyrus CD8 SE? It's interesting that so far nobody yet has suggested I get a streamer.
 

tino

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The preamp (with digital inputs) suggestion was to give the option to go to a Cyrus pre-power combination at a future date or go active on the speaker front.
 

ifor

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batonwielder said:
Not a thing. Roksan Kandy and Spendor are one of the best systems I've heard. Play around with cable if you incline, but just relax and enjoy...
Certainly the cheapest option. I do like the Cyrus 8 (Qx) DAC idea though, but I would have the added expense of having to get a phono stage also.
 

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