Lavardin is a really nice amp, but I don't think you're getting the most out of the Forests with it. I'm not a loud listener, but I've found the Forests need like 100 watts plus to open up. What to buy? That's another question. Perhaps a Supernait. Under 100 wpc, but otherwise gutsy. Simaudion also works well with Totem, although you don't want to lose your Lavardin tonality. Tough one. Your CD player could also use some updating IMO. Maybe that EE Minimax dac everyone is raving about? If you want to keep the Lavardin and dump the Forests, IMO, the Harbeth SHL5 would match well with the amp you have. I think you would have just a lovely pairing.
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