NAD M51 and PMC PB1i Signatures a good match ?
I have enjoyed several years of great audio with my setup and currently looking to upgrade. The idea is to get a NAD M51 as an external DAC to my slimdevices transporter and also to run it direct to power amps. I didn't get a chance for a home demo to try this out but just wanted to check whether the experts here might have an opinion.
Rest of the system ? Slimdevices Transporter -> Stereoknight TVC Passive Pre -> Emotiva XPA-1 -> PMC PB1i Signatures
How does it sound? Extremely transparent, lots of detail, great big soundstage and fantastic at low SPL listening
What do I want to improve on with a new DAC? All aspects plus more scale & authority particularly with lesser quality recordings.
The worry I have is that the M51 is known to be a bit laid back so might not pair well with the PMC PB1i Signatures which are already on the warm side.
Any thoughts or suggestions ?