Cyrus DAC XP + Mono X
CD8X + PSX-R
8VS + PSX-R
Monitor Audio S8i
Chord Rumour cables
I'm very happy with this system but you know what it's like when you get the upgrade urge. Originally I wanted to upgrade my speakers and I've listened to ProAc 140, PMC FB1+ and MA GS60 but I can't help thinking there was a slight lack of power in my system to drive any of these speakers to their full potential, so now I'm changing direction and looking at moving to a pre/power set up before I decide on my speaker upgrade.
I've currently got a Pre VS2 + 8 Power on loan from my dealer. I'm running the 8 Powers in mono which I like the sound of but now I want more! so I'm also thinking of going straight to the top of the CYRUS range and adding the DAC XP + Mono X's to my system but I'm struggling to find a local dealer with these in stock so an home trial is out of the question at the moment.
Anyone got any views about this pre/power set up?
If I do decide to go for the DAC XP+ Mono X's and because I already own an 8 power, would it be a sensible idea as a future upgrade to use 2 x 8 power in mono to drive the higher frequencies or will the sound be unbalanced because of the difference in the power amps?