New Linn MajikDS or second hand Akurate DS
I'm lookin for some advice regarding a purchase that I am considering.
Recently aquired a new MF AMS35i integrated amp & Focal Diablo speakers. Very happy with the sound but it has shone a light on the inadequacies of my source.
Having been advised by a regular on these forums (& a fellow AMS35i owner) Cno, I 've been looking into the Linn DS products. I hadn't reallly considered a streaming solution even though I do have a lot of my music stored in digital format. But so far everything that I have read seems to indicate that these are fantastic sounding products.
Sure there is some poor feedback regarding the ease of integration & set-up, but it appears as though much of this stems from a lack of comuter networking experience. I work in this field so I'm quite looking forward to this aspect & don't envisage too many problems (hope i don't regret saying that!).
In anticipation of a purchase I have set up a new QNAP NAS drive to store everything on. I will be running it with a Macbook Pro & iPad control.
Initially I was looking at a new Majik DS with the Dynamik power supply, this sits with-in my acceptable price range. However the reviews about the Akurate do indicate that it is a vastly superior sounding unit. I have found a second hand Akurate which is about 2-3 years old which has the upgraded Dynamik power supply for around the same price as a new Majik.
So question is: new Majik Ds or older Akurate DS?
I did have a few teething problems with my new amp/speaker combo which has reinforced to me the value in buying from a well known local dealer. But given the price differential I really feel the second hand Akurate is worth considering.
I could wait another three to six months & go for a new Akurate, but it might be stretching the marital balance somewhat. The CFO is already watching like a hawk since the new amp & speakers arrived.
Thoughts? Advice? Sugestions?