I'm new here, and I need some help
Basically I have a NAD M25 as an amplifier, so the logical step would be a NAD M15HD as a preamp. But by shopping a bit I was given those choice:
1. Integra DHC-80.2
Pros: 3D HDMI, USB for iPod and Firmware Upgrade, Internet Radio, 9.2 Speakers output, Neural Technology, XLR Balanced Output
Cons: Sound is not refined as the NAD or anthem, and I haven't seen any reference on whether it will upsample the PCM sound to 192khz.
2. NAD M15HD
Pros: Great sound (more musical to the others), Modular Design, can upgrade eas, Can upsample PCM sound to 192khz
Cons: No XLR Balance Output, Reliability a Concern, no 3D HDMI (but it will be available soon), have only 4 HDMI input, Only 7.1 speakers output, no Network nor USB
3. Anthem D2v
Pros: ARC system which is much better than audyssey that is used by the two others, sound is very detailled (good for movies, but for music NAD is better), XLR balance output, Can upsample PCM sound to 192khz
Cons: 7.1 Speakers Output, no 3D HDMI (but it will be available soon), The most expensive preamp, and trade-in is not given either, for music I prefer NAD, not modular design, no Network nor USB
Can the expert chime on some advise? What would be my best choice?