The Yamaha is a decent amp for the money with 60w/ch and should drive most common consumer speakers.....
I have a Yamaha as 301 and a CDs 300 with Kef q300s.
Generally, in speakers there is a noticeable difference going from one Series to the next. For example, you can hear a real difference when going from the Monitor Audio Bronze to the Silver to the Gold and to the Platinum. You just have to determine whether the difference is justified by the money.So how many models up would be needed to see a big improvement?
Well if ESLs were what floated your boat, you were not easily satisfied.Not everybody suffers from "upgraditis", some of us get to a point where we just won't get any real benefit from an upgrade within financial constraints and therefore don't spend money for no real improvement. One way of telling is take my wife along and ask her. If she can't hear an improvement, there is none (and I'm being serious).
Our limit (speakers) was reached with the Quad ESL-63's, only replaced because of defects / service costs. The replacement (Spires) are 8 years old. Electronics are easier: performance limits are reached fairly economically.
All that's left is upgrade replacement due to technology changes: e.g. most recently by buying a UHD player to handle the latest format.
Agree - and even then it's probably incremental unless you spend a ridiculous amount of money.Your satisfaction point was an £8000 pair of speakers (Martin Logan Spires?). There isn’t really much further to go though is there?
That's my point - save up, get a decent solution, and keep it as long as it lasts. It's actually cheaper in the longer term than permanently upgrading in the hopes of achieving some incremental improvement, only to find it wasn't really enough.Your satisfaction point was an £8000 pair of speakers (Martin Logan Spires). There isn’t really much further to go though is there?