So, my first foray into hifi began in 1997. Purchased NAD 116 preamp, 216 Power amp, Orpheus Aurora 3 floorstanders, Denon DCD1290 CD player, and a B&W AS6 Subwoofer.
About 2 years ago my system died. Have been saving all my pennies for the last 5 years, and after careful consideration and research have pulled the trigger on a pair of ML2 Ref´s and matching stands, a BHK 250, XLRś, RCAś, and speaker cables from Mike. Also probably getting Fein DAC II from Clay.
My local computer guy (he also loves hifi) will be building me a media centre like the SOTM sMS200 neo.
Not only did Mike do the best price, but I rang him a few times for probably an hour each time.
One question I am wanting to ask is my preamp is 20 years old (yet it gets good reviews on interwebs) both Mike and I believe it is the limiting factor in new system. Dont know budget as yet, but how much do I need to spend to get decent quality? I need phono stage (Rega Planar 2 TT)
Also, need new/second hand CD player/ transport. Suggestions?
Final question: Am really wanting to hear this system and was wondering if there was someone (close) that I could visit to hear this? I live on the NSW south coast and am willing to travel maybe as far as Coffs and maybe south to Melbourne(?).
Happy coming to the Lenehan Audio family