Naim CD5/Naim CDx or neither!?
I see the Naim CD5x has had a few poor reviews, even in HiFi+ mag! (see here http://forums.naim-audio.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/48019385/m/2672912007/p/1)
Both these are $5000 nz! That is £1875.48 in pound. The Arcam has a slightly better review, am thinking go for a better cd player like these ones against the Naim cd5i. The Naim can be upgraded with power source to. Is there any other cd players around £1500-1900? Reviews say the Arcam is a bit more revealing, and is a vast improvement over the Arcam 9 etc.
My two options are...1) Arcam FMJ CD33 OR Naim CD5x -----> Exposure 2010i amp
2) Naim CD5i OR Arcam Alpha 9 ----------->Cyrus amp/Naim 5i amp
Am thinkin the first one, though can always use teh Harman Kardon 970 amp with a good cd player? And upgrade in future? If ya google Naim cd5x reviews the neg ones all pop up! Has anyone listened to these cd players? I dont care if I dont get a naim just want the best for its price, and the Naim CDx at least is upgradeable but maybe are better for the price, though the CD5 is generally regarded as "best in price".
As far as amps go, both amps are cheaper, but the esposure has 120w compared to 50w Naim and similar price...