Other than wanting to try something else, what are you looking to improve by replacing the Creek?
Rar, Jaybo and others. The Creek is excellent in many respects. I can't generally fault its performance. Though, it can sound bright and a tad edgy, but there are other factors in the system and my new living room space which are contributing to the brightness The Creek is very accurate, but is it euphonic?? or that overworked term "musical" On this issue, I once purchased on the 'Gon an almost mint Musical Fidelity X-150 integrated amp which was compact in size and provided 75RMS. I was considering downsizing from the Aragon amp and CJ preamp. At the time I had Vandersteen 1C's which sounded very good. Here is my point, the Musical Fidelity almost always sounded musical and satisfying to my ear. I was often amazed at its ability to hold my attention. Without a doubt, the Aragon and CJ combo bested it in many areas, however, I still think the X-150 was more satisfying to listen to. It sounded "right". I eventually sold it because the inboard phono board was only fair and often sounded harsh. I experienced the same type of "rightness" in auditioning a pair of Epos 12 monitors about two years ago, and also (don't laugh, the Large Advent speakers---I went retro for six months)....I agree with those members who advised checking out speakers first. As you probably saw from my previous posts, I have the Silverline Prelude II which are good sounding and very dynamic, but their upper mids and highs seem forward and literally over the top. Nothing I have in the last couple of years owned can match the B&W Matrix 3MKII that I owned for 15 years---that was a high end speaker. I need to get back into that acoustic ballpark..... Thanks again for the comments and advice. Jim