arcam a19 :( alternatives?
OK so i went out on a limb and bought a arcam a19 based on WHFs reviews and i must say i am very disapointed,i am new to hifi and now i realise what they mean when they say laid back!.The drums have no energy and the bass has no drive,200 hz sounds like 400 hz,its ike there is a HP filter rolled off at 200 hzon it,i believe this amp is more for classical music,not for me as i love drums and driving bass!
I did think it could be my audiolab mdac source with foobar asio4all but its the same bypassed with my sony walkman straight into the amp,the mdac sounds fine with my sony earbuds!
I do know my wharfdale 122s (go down to 45 hz)are capable of what i want because they had lots of 50-200 hz clout with my denon m39 but just not the seperation and soundstage,the soustage is fantastic with the arcam but for me it is just losing that energy.
Could anybody recommend a amp for me in the same £600 - £700 budget,From what i have been reading the naim nait 5i sounds more to my taste,also thinking about listening to the marantz pearl lite and the roksan k2,altho nobody seems to stock the marantz and naim to listen!
Oh i have also learnt you should listen before you buy haha