Transport: Sony UBP-X700 UHD-Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)
I use both. I like the XPS-1 better, I feel a bit more clarity of the sound, cleaner in a way. I've used both with Fluance RT-85 and project and technics TT's. The phono in the PT-100 is good, but, to my ears, a bit inferior to the stand alone XPS-1.
I have the XPS and I’m getting good results, I think. I have a Pro-ject Genie 1.3 and just got a new cartridge, a Nagoaka MP110. I still need to listen to it some more, but I’m wondering what a next step could be in terms of the phono preamp. Any suggestions that are a meaningful improvement around $500? I do have my eyes on the Schiit turntable, maybe that would be better $ spent?
Going into XMC-1, PA-1s, and Sonus Faber Toy Towers.