I would agree with Steves comments.
Recently I heard the ESE and im gobsmacked at what it manages to pull off.
The beryllium tweeter manages to produce pristine highs without the typical harshness associated with beryllium tweeters. Ive listened to TAD and Magico speakers with beryllium...
Some really good recommendations here.
The Grandinote is the best integrated ive heard. Its got huge amount of current and will drive most speakers.
The new Supremo integrated I haven't heard but is reported to be a huge leap in performance from the lower models.
Thanks for the insight in the Ypsilon dac.
Ive always enjoyed the Ypsilon sound. 34keuro is pretty steep though.
Aries Cerat Kassandra Dac is almost half the price. I would be interested in a comparison with it.
Ive listened to both. In totally different systems though.
The Aries Cerat for me had more texture and shading of image that was quite striking. For me Aries Cerat is in another league than anything else ive heard.
Both great brands though. Can't imagine you being unhappy with either.
Congratulations Billygxx on your current Aries Cerat system build. There is no upgrading from what you have selected. Just enjoy one of the best systems ever created :)
I look forward to seeing the finished article.
The MACH 4 speakers are incredible. If you get a chance to listen to them its well worth it.
Ive never heard a set of speakers (paired with the Shinai and Volta) sound so realistic on anything thrown at it.