What receiver would be an upgrade for new B&W 685s
My son is headed to college. I purchased him a set of B&W 685's for his graduation gift. Have them currently running on a Yamaha RX-V495. I am looking to purchase him a decent integrated, or receiver as an upgrade to the Yamaha. I am leaning toward an integrated as this will be just for the b&w's. I have been looking at used NAD and rotel mostly but am open to anything. Seems like $300-$350 should buy a good used unit. He listens to music off his itunes/mac laptop. I got him a good zu audio cable (headphone jack and RCA's) and a set of emotiva speaker wires. He listens to mostly newer electo/house music. Will the step up to an older used Rotel/NAD be a big step up in sound quality? Consiering the HK 3490 at $260 new shipped. Advice?
I have spent hours here reading and researching, and am to the point where I am ready to buy. Thesound and Blk you gave me exaclty what I needed. I will add the Cambridge to my list and do a bit of research on those. Is the Azur the newer line from what you have Blkadr?