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bnf-ch
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Upgrade / replace NAD C372 system

Hello all.

I've got an NAD C372 integrated, along with NAD CD and tuner. All have sounded and worked fine for the past 3 years. The integrated has tons of power and has never left me needing more - though I am keenly aware that the beryllium tweeters that I laid out so much cash for can do better when feed cleaner...... I have Focal Electra 1027BE speakers.

I'm interested in upgrading the entire electronic system (amp, CD ,tuner), but am at a loss as to what makes sense. I've heard the Yamaha A-S2000, CD-S2000 and T-S100 tuner - albeit with different speakers, and they sounded very good. I've also heard the Bryston B100SST (source I can't remember) again on different speakers - also very nice.

I suppose my questions then are:

1) Are the Yamaha S-2000 series serious and indeed an upgrade?
2) What source would one use with the Bryston? Keep the NAD sources?
3) What other brands and models should I also consider

Thanks!

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Perhaps you could provide

your budget for your upgrade and perhaps even by component. With the Yamaha stuff you're looking at about $4000 for the amplifier and cd player. The Bryston B-100 SST is $4200. So what, $7000 max for the amp and source?

I don't think you want to necessarily get a new amp with less output, even if it is considered "cleaner".

For a tuner, I'm a bit biased, but I'd look into getting a well renowned vintage tuner in very good condition or that has been restored. No remote, but you will get a better performing tuner. http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/ Unless you are tied to digital radio signals, good ole FM sure sounds great with a good vintage tuner.

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I can go to 7k, but I'm more

I can go to 7k, but I'm more comfortable for both (or all) pieces to be 4k-5k.

You make a good point: I connect to cable radio (and have DAB+ portable radios in other rooms). I suppose it begs a new question: is it worth upgrading the tuner at all? It's my most used source, as the family has the radio on all day, but not really used for critical listening.

I am able to get the Bryston for under 4k FWIW - again, what would I feed it?

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The Rega Apollo

is a great CD player that would likely work pretty well with the Bryston.

http://www.stereophile.com/cdplayers/606rega/

The tuner you have should work just fine for how you described it is used.

You might want to listen to a Bladelius Thor MK-II integrated amplifier. Looks pretty impressive, but I don't know where you can find one in the US. Swedish company.

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