Need Help Matching to This System To Speakers

Room Dimensions: 12’ × 16’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’


  • NuPrime AMG-STA Amplifier
  • Denafrips Pontus II DAC
  • Onkyo C-7030 CD Player
  • Denafrips Hestia Pre-Amp
  • Tubes4HiFi VTA ST-120 Tube Amplifier
  • Morrow Audio MA-4 Analog Co-Ax Pairs, MA-4 Analog XLR Pairs, DIG 4 Digital Co-Ax Singles
  • Panamax M5400-PM Power Conditioner
  • Pangea Audio Pangea Audio AC-9 SE MkII Cables (Power Amps) & AC14-SE MkII Cables (Signal Components)
  • ANTICABLES Level 3.1 Reference Series Speaker Cables
  • KableDirect TOSLINK Professional Optical Digital
  • Supra Cables Cat 8 Ethernet Cable
  • Schiit Audio Magni Headphone Amp
  • Sennheiser HD 599 HeadphonesFurutech Dedicated 20AMP 120V Circuit - FPX Gold Wall Socket
  • Bluesound Node (3?) Streamer - Newest Model
  • Wireworld Chroma 8 Twinax Ethernet Cable, Starlight 8 USB Cable
  • Oyaide Neo USB D+ Cable

This is a system that I have been putting together for over a year as cash would support, and which components I would carry over from my old system. I've tried to make as many "bang for the buck" decisions where I could, and when I add speakers hoping to end up right around the $15,000 goal I set for myself.


It's a fresh start for me.....I have no pictures yet as I'm waiting on construction of a first floor "down to the studs" remodel before I can install and take pictures. Should be about 5 to 6 weeks before it's up and running.


I also would like to find some recommendations for speakers, and a second set of XLR cables. I  am just not sure where to go with that, as I truly DO NOT want to spam any existing threads....maybe you could make a suggestion?




Must be bookshelfs, no floorstanders please (deal with wife) Currently looking at (in some kind of order), and will probably add a REL T/5X, so small bookshelfs should be fine:

Buchardt S400 MkII, Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2EX, Philharmonic BMR, Triangel  40th anniversary Comete,  Dynaudio Evoke 20, Dynaudio Special 40th Anniversary, ProAc Tablette 10 Signature, Xavian Perla Esclusiva, Amphion Argon 3S, Totem Acoustice Signature 1, Arendal 1723 Monitors, Tannoy Autograph Mini, 

Your ST-120 and Denafrips preamp would make a very nice combo with Triangle Cometes and a sub. 

Thanks Russ, and how do you think the Denafrips DAC/Pre-Amp and NuPrime AMG STA would sound with the Triangle?

From what I've gathered, the Pontus II DAC is neutral, the Denafrips Hestia is a tad warm, and the NuPrime AMG-STA is slightlly warm......the Triangle Cometes are also a bit warm.....wouldn't this be a bit too much of a good thing?