Thanks Inter 84. It is a good deal but I'm not jumping at this and I'm not sure they would be the best match.Appreciate you pointing it out though.
Pro-ject Genie 3/Ortofon 2M Red, Rotel RA-01, Onkyo CD, Dynaudio DM2/6
I'd seek out some Neutron IV or Vs and if you can find them, the apparently excellent Quadral Pico. It was £650, but you might find it for way less - little known brand, but the reviews were good for the Pico.
I still prefer floorstanders .... if you add the cost of decent stands, you can get pretty good floorstanders
plus, if you place the speakers on stands, they take up the same space as floorstanders, so don't see any advantage
Not keen on floorstanders. I have a pair of Q 1030i and they are very good but I prefer the tighter sound of good standmounts. To me the inherent sound of a standmount is an advantage.
excuse my ignorance .... does that mean that good standmounted speakers have a 'tighter sound' than good floorstanders?
From my experience and in small to medium space, yes. I also find standmounts are better at soundstaging/imaging. This is one of the things that makes the Focals attractive - they were excellent at these aspects when I heard them some time ago, but I need to hear them again.However, it is all down to personal taste and experience.
I agree,standmounts seem to have a sharper tight bass.Easier to pick out the instruments.Sorry i changed to floorstanders.
MP, I think Epos is a good suggestion. I think the warmish NAD sound would mate well with the more forward Epos sound. Another fantastic choice would be B&W CM1. I know they are more money, but if you can swing it, they are extremely good for the money and sound incredible with the NAD gear.
Auralic Aries Mini -> Devialet 200 -> PMC Fact 8 -> Chord Cables
The Triangle Cometes might also go well.Personally I'd stick with what you've got for a bit then move up a class. All this gear swapping can't be cheap.
Thanks Tarquinh. Will look into the Triangles.In terms of going up a level I don't feel the need to with the electronics but I do think I can get more out of the NAD stuff by going up to better speakers. Whilst the Wharfedales are very good they are still only a very entry level speaker.