Audiolab 8200 upgrade to pre/power combo - worth it?
I'm listening to my new Spendor A5 / Audiolab 8200a / Arcam rDac system, playing mostly from my macbook.
It's sounding really good - nice and warm, realistic sounds, deep bass, clear vocals and nice stereo effects. I would describe it as a comfortable, warm sound, I would say I'm used to a brighter, sweeter top end but I'm guessing I'm just used to a lower quality set up with forced brightness.
Volume is not an issue - I haven't been past around 40%, but I have heard that adding the Audiolab 8200 power amp will add an even better sound to what I have.
Just wondering, is this true and how would it improve the sound over the integrated set up I have? Obviously, the 8220a can be set to become a pre amp for the 8200p power amp. It;s not super expensive for the power amp - around £600, just wondering what diffence it will make.
Thanks in advance!