Hello to all ye experts !
Here goes my story - the hunt for the perfect upgrade.
My set up : Marantz CD 7300 cdp, Marantz PM 7200 amp and Jamo E855. Also I have not invested in any cables or interconnects (I am using probably the lowest grade cables and I have not done biwiring).
My problem : Fatigue , some how I tire out with my set up. Its not a particular sound problem (though I feel the mid range is not good with the Jamos) but it is more related to fatigue I guess, I tire out after an hour or two and I feel something is wrong.
My research thus far : The following is something I did that I think is an acid test in order to determine who is my weakest link (speaker/amp, cables apart of course)
I got my friend's NAD C372, hooked it up to my CD7300 and Jamos in order to see if my amp has an issue. The NAD definitely rocks - the sound is more natural and the bass is tight. Somehow the marantz sounded more coloured to me.
Then I took my Marantz PM 7200, hooked it up to my friends CD 7200 and Dynaudio Audience 52. So some configuration except that now I am seeing if there is a problem with my speakers. And man, did the Dyns rock, they sound fantabulous !!!
So in effect, I think my first upgrade should be the NAD - it sounds lovely, less tiring, less "shrilly" (I think the maranzt overdoes the high/low freq making it tiresome, IMHO!). And this NAD can drive anyone, they are bloody powerful. Right?
Now for your expert advice : What should I do? I really think the NAD is my next logical step. But then I hear that the Dyns require something much more powerful than the C372. Is that true? I am thoroughly confused and I turn to all you folks for your opinion/advice.