Warmer class D amps for magnepan?

I am planning on buying a pair of lrs+, and i need a poweramp. I am well aware that class D is despised in the magnepan community, but its unwarranted. Nuforce and the new purifi amps are designed to handle 2 ohm loads, and have been used to power Maggies without falt. My only concern is they will kinda rip my head off if i play any less than perfect recording on them. I’m aware that all modern magnepans are unforgiving, but can be tamed with a smoother amplifier. So why not class A or AB? Unfortunately, i simply dont have the space for the ones that are actually rated at 2 ohms (the lrs is around 3.5ohm, but dips to 2.8, it MUST be able designed to handle a 2 ohm load). Also, any one of them that does go up on sale, the owners almost always refuse to ship them, and want you to pick it up in person (for which i dont have the resources to do so). So I ask if there are any smoother, more forgiving class D poweramps (not intergrated models) that you are sure will power magnepans correctly. They can be discontinued, as i will be buying it used regardless, so anything from 2008 to 2018 would be preferable and my budget is around €2000, so say $2500. Thank you.


I am reading a review of the American Amplifier in the new TAS. Unlike the majority of Class D modules this one is based on Pascal which apparently is more musical/warmer, and sounds like it will drive Maggies

I don't get why everyone is so hung up on class. Who cares what class it is? You either like it or you don't.

Class D is fine - what really matters is the pre-amp.  That;s where the desired warmth can come from.

You might try the Gold Note PA-10. It meets all of your requirements and has great tonality. I have one and may acquire a second and run them as mono’s.