I am the current owner of B&W 685 loudspeakers and I am beginning to get the upgrade bug. My system consists of a Primare I30 integrated amp as well as HSU 10" sub. Signal is from a Squeezebox being fed to a Cambridge Audio DacMagic- Cabling is Nordost Heimdall balanced IC's and PNF Speaker cable bi-wired. The S/PDIF cable from Squeezebox to DAC is a Digital Oval from Analysis plus. Power cables are Shunyata venon being fed to a Monster 200 conditioner. Components sit upon myrtle wood blocks on bookshelfs. Budget for speaker upgrade is under $1500. I like the sound of the system a lot, but know the speakers are most likely the weakest link aside from room acoustics. The room is medium size and speakers it on bookshelves on each side of fireplace, approx 8 feet apart.
What say you??
Replies and insight are much appreciated.