Amplifier upgrade advice!
Hi guys and gals
I thought I would pick your brains as I am after an upgrade to my ageing system which consists of an old Pro-Ject debut turntable, a 90's Nad 302 amp, a Marantz CD6000ose and some newly acquired Kef R100 speakers.The Kefs have added to the clarity and insight I really like as well as giving me a much bigger soundstage and better bass compared to my old mission 772s.
After tweaking my current system with new speaker cable (chord rumour), interconnects (cameleon) and of course the Kefs, I think the amp is the weak link and need some direction! I am lucky enough to have a farily healthy budget and have been looking at the Rotel RA1520, the new Arcam A19 and the far more expensive Heed Obelisk. If I go for the Rotel or Arcam, I will be able to upgrade my turntable to a Rega RP3 but would I be silly to ignore a high end amp like the Heed?I listen to all sorts on cd and vinyl, from Bat For Lashes (electronica) to Russian Circles (alt rock) at decent volumes in a 17x15ft lounge. Help! Many thanks in advance...