First off, glad to be here. During my seemingly endless research, I've landed on this site too many times to count. I need a little advise as far as these two products.
Does it matter that the NAD has only a 24/96 compared to the Nove125 that has 24/192? I listen to mostly flac files of live shows, but I also listen to a wide range of Jazz, classical, folk and even some electronic if the mood strikes me. I can bi-amp the NAD and also like the tone controls (sometimes I need to adjust with some of these dowloads). However, the Nova125 looks so nice and my wife will welcome it far more than the NAD. I guess the question is what would you buy? They're both $1599 (Audio Advisor). The only thing that's really stopping me from the NAD is the 24/192, but I'm not sure if that matters, or not.
I was considering the Outlaw that got some great reviews, but I would need an external DAC. Plus I think it might be worth the extra money to get one of the other two as I believe they're better units.
I have been waiting for the right time to get something nice and I've been looking at amps and speakers for a couple of years......almost everyday. This site, among others, has been my morning reading and an ongoing obsession. Now I got a heftly promotion and moved into a sweet house in the mountains of NC, so I'm ready! I'm going to do it and my wife will thank me later! :) She loves music as much as I do.........well, close anyway.
I think I'll be pairing one of those amps the B&W CM5's. Not sure if I'll need a sub, but I'll figure that out later.
Any thoughts? Advise? Thanks in advance, and like I said, I'm happy to be here!