What should I do?
Hello to all ye experts !
My set up is as follows : Marantz CD 7300 cdp, Marantz PM 7200 amp and Jamo E855.
In my opinion something is amiss here. Whats my problem - its not a particular sound problem (though I feel the mid range is not good with the Jamos) but it is more related to fatigue I guess, I tire out after an hour or two and I feel something is wrong. Sorry, I know I am being a little abstract here but I am hoping that some one must have felt this way.
I thought my weakest link is my speakers, some how I feel this combination can perform better and I am tempted to point at the Jamos. When I listened to the Dynaudio Audience 52, man they blew me apart - I loved those speakers. I did not have the marantz set up, the dyns were being powered by NAD C372. Now, after some research, I hear the PM7200 cannot drive the Dyns, I believe I need more power. Is this true?
So now I think I have to change my amp. The NAD C372 or 352 is seemingly lovely and I find them to be more natural than the PM7200. The NAD-Dyn combo was pretty much awesome !
Another thing I need to point out is that my current set up is done without any sort of investment in cables or interconnects (I am using probably the lowest grade cables and I have not done biwiring).
As far as musical tastes go, I listen to a lot of jazz and progressive rock is my main cup of tea (the likes of King Crimson, Rush etc and lots of European stuff).
So I am stuck here and I desperately need to know where to start with for my upgrade? Should I get a pair of new speakers, or should I change my amp first? My friend, who is also an owner of a hi-fi shop (this is where I heard the Dyn-NAD combo) says the amp is the one that has to go.
Being so thoroughly confused I knock an all your doors for help!!