I have a pair of Paradigm Studio 20s, Naim Nait 5i int-amp, Emotiva ERC-1 CD player and NAD tuner ... no turntable yet. I love the sound of the Naim amp + CDP. However with the tuner, the sound is too bright, harsh ... heavy on the high end for me.
I could go several ways here .... pick new tuner that better matches my system for sound or ... look for an equalizer/processor so I can "tune" the sound for components. The Naim amp has no tone controls on it.
The advantage of an equalizer approach is that it can be flexible if I change or add components down the road.
Another approach is to trade off the Nait and move up to separates ... am+pre w/ ctrls.
What do folks recommend? Any advice out there for me?
If you keep adding more electronics to your chain, i.e. equalizer/processor,you will just muddle the sound up more.Just try another tuner,maybe a Naim unit.This is just my opinion,feel free to disagree.