I've made some improvements to my 2 channel system that I thought I would share here to get some feedback. I had been using the Emotiva XPA-2 with UPA-1 & Marantz SA8001 SACD. Here's what I have now:
Harman Kardon HK 990 Integrated Amplifier
Onkyo C-S5VL SACD Player
Furman Elite 15 Power Conditioner
I was not at all dissatisfied with the Emotiva gear, in fact I like it a lot (still have it). But when HK came out with that 990, I just had to have one. I love the bass management feature it has, very similar to what is used by HTR's nowadays. I haven't actually used it yet, I want to listen to it for a while like it is, then go through the setup to see how big a difference it makes. After that, I might try my NHT X2 crossover to get a real stereo subwoofer setup and see if I can get that dialed in, and how that will sound.
Any thoughts on all this??