I've recently taken to upgrading my system with a new pair of speakers and can't seem stop thinking about what to do next. Considering going to seperate amp and pre-amp--not sure I'll get much bang for the buck upgrading the CD player. Here's what I have:
Vandersteen 3A Signature speakers
Krell KAV 400xi integrated amp
Musical Fidelity A3.2 CD player
My budget would be around 5K. I prefer a laid back, detailed and open sound. I don't have a strong opinion on solid state vs tube or combining the two between an amp and pre-amp. It's a small room, but space for components isn't an issue.
Any advice regarding amp, pre-amps or integrateds and which particular equipment might be a good match for the Vandersteens? They apparently need 100 to 200 watts into 8 ohms.