Used Krell KAV 300i or KAV 400i will rock your sliverlines.
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Yeah Stuart you're correct. I recommended it because it's got a bit more power and probably better dynamics than your Jolida and would preserve that slightly warm tube thing. JA powered a pair of YG Carmel 2s with it with good success and they're a much tougher load than your Silverlines so thought it might work. And honestly off the top of my head I couldn't think of a hybrid integrated to recommend that meets your needs, and I think the Sphinx may be a bit on the cool side for you unless you do some tube rolling. Peachtree might be great but no experience with them. Have you looked at Unico integrated amps? Looks like they make a bunch of hybrids but again no direct experience with them. Best of luck.
never heard of Unico. Will check them out. Rogue Pharaoh looks good but too expensive for me.
sense63-- yeah; I considered the Rega but the reviews I read described its midrange as "lean". Having owned Rotel and Creek integrates in the past and found them too bright, I'm somewhat reluctant to go back to a UK amp.
If you choose the Rogue Sphinx v.2 hybrid integrated, and assuming they still use the 2 output tubes used in the original Sphinx, change out those two tubes for Mullards CV 4003 tubes. It is better tube than the Rogue "stock" tubes and more importantly will take off most of the edge from the Hypex Class D amp they use in the power stage. Good Luck