High end Class D amps?


Just an observation and a question. Are there 'high end' Class D amps out there that are just as good as Class A, A/B amps? I realize that's a sensitive question to some and I mean no disrespect---but whenever I see others' hifi systems on social media, all of the amps are A or A/B. There's always Pass, McIntosh, Moon, Luxman, Accuphase, etc. Where are the Class Ds? For folks out there that want more power for less efficient speakers and can't afford the uber expensive Class As, A/Bs, what is there to choose from that's close to those brands? Thanks
bluorion
I replaced an Edge NL10 class AB amp with the Merrill Audio Veritas monoblock amps and 'never looked back'. Class D done right is the real deal.
IMHO The best Class D amps on todays market are Merrill Audio Element 116 or Element 118...
Crown XLS1502 - 525wpc/4ohms. About $400 + free shipping from various eBay sellers. Why spend more? If the price was $4000 audiophiles would love it! Because price and a fancy case accounts for the perception of how "good" an amp sounds! This is the sad truth that audiophiles shut their ears to and refuse to accept!
+1 flatblackround! You are one of the saner members here!
@flatblackround Very interesting---I wondered about something like that. Using a high end integrated like a McIntosh or Luxman as the preamp and using a class D power amp. Like using an Accuphase integrated with a Bel Canto amp for more juice? Will it sound that much different than using the integrated alone?