So you are looking for something that is as good as the Luxman L-590AX for 4000.00? You might have to go the used market route to find something like that.
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I own the Rega Elicit-R. I replaced more expensive separates and I prefer the Rega sound overall. No hum and I've not read any professional reviews that mention hum from this model. I did read some comments about some people experiencing hum with the lower priced Rega Brio-R (not sure which version). But I've also read lots of comments about the Brio-R being really good for the price.
Anyway, I'm a very happy Rega Elicit-R owner. I also own the companion Rega Saturn-R CD player/transport/DAC and I find the combination outstanding in the mid-price level.
The Accuphase is also one of the options. I also had opportunity to listen E-370 and PSB Synchrony (towers) in Europe. Again, great sound
but the price.......The best I could do is E-270 but I doubt that is sound that good since it's their basic model. Or I am wrong? Problem is that I
cannot audition E-270 with my speakers. A couple of dealers offer 30 day's trial but they asking for 10% restocking fee if amplifier returned.
I am definitely not partial to the NAD, I just think that is NAD safest option
to start since nobody makes nothing that sounds "that good" in that price range.
If you can buy used and don't mind an international sale check out this listing:
Obviously a step down the Luxman ladder but should still have their house sound.
Hegel H360, 300 or 160
Any of them will drive your speakers with ease.
I have owned the h300 and presently own the h160.
Very tight solid bass, impressive soundstage, nice fluid highs.
Imho they do very well on piano and acoustic guitar and plenty of "slam" for rock.
Additionally they have good DAC on board so if needed to run digital media through it as well as analog you are covered.
Only one caveat, only the h160 has a headphone jack if that is important to you.
Did not see mention of your sources but none of the Hegel have built in phono stage so that may be a consideration....or not....
I have the PSB T3’s and until recently was driving them with a NAD M27. Find another upgrade option outside of the NAD. The NAD sound lacks the kind of ’life’ and harmonic rightness that makes you want to close your eyes and tap your feet.
The Plinius @audiotroy recommends might very well be a great way to go. Plinius is known for making a great tubelike sounding SS amplifier. Good luck! 👍
@dames4 Your English is terrific and from the responses everyone is clear on what you are asking.
I'll be contrarian here (which I will also note isn't directly helpful since you have already made the purchase) but please know that part of this can be laid upon your speakers. I'm sure you will find a good pairing, but remember that speaker choice is critical as well.
All the best with your choices. You have an abundance of great options.
The Plinius is a brute of an amp, but really lacks the finesse on the top end. And sounds better than the Mcintosh ma5200?? To each his own, but that Mcintosh has killer sound all the way up the scale where the Plinius may present nice bass but on the upper end it is pretty edgy, especially with those speakers. Heard them both at a local shop and, at least for me, it was an easy choice on SQ. And, as someone else said, that Mac doesn't use autoformers.
They want an amp that can be very comfortable with 4ohms even 2ohms as I see it.
+1 for the John Curl designed Parasound HALO Integrated, Pass Labs Inter, maybe "some" Class-D that can handle 2ohms.
Not many tubes unless they have a 2ohm tap, I can think of one, the Primaluna Dialogue Premium Integrated Amplifier 2ohm tap is good (green) but the 4 and 8 peaks up in FR. Trouble is by using the 2ohm tap you sacrifice a lot of wattage.
A good friend owns a Vincent SV236 and after ignoring my suggestion of new production Gold Lion 12AX7s (hey man…), he apparently researched among Vincent owners and found that the new EH 12AX7s were the ones to get. After using the original tubes for years he found his amp now sounds brighter. There ya go!