Yo,Kev--you might mention how much moola ya wana spend. As you might guess there is better in amps and cd players. Your speakers are pretty good and could use some better pieces driving them.
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i would like to spend less than 500. wife doesnt understand how expensive this stuff is. I know that amp cant be working very well with the golds. I have heard they are difficult speakers to drive. I dont know if it would be a bigger difference with a new amp or cd player. I was thinking of getting a music hall 25.2 or something in that price range. appreciate the info Kevin
Don't worry so much about wpc ratings. I am sure your speakers would play just fine with Accuphase A-60 with a measly 60wpc. Yes 20 watts less than what you have but it is all class A with power tranny that weighs as much as 100 lbs by itself. In my book class d and T amps with 250-500 wpc don't sound very good. I had 400 watt first 125 in class A Aragon Palladium 1Ks becuase they doubled down and were reportedly capable of handling difficult loads. These were replaced 78 wpc monoblock tube output power amps. I cannot begin to explain how better they sound to me.
Maybe clean house (cdp , amp annd pre) get into say a peach tree decco (integrated with tube pre and dac $800). This would give you options for digital sources. Universal player, or DVD/CD (digital out to decco), or wadia itransport. Or later you could use the decco as a pre with an amp. or keep the nad for now and use as a transport.