Budget repalcement amp for classical - advice please
I recently bought this budget system : Marantz CD6004, Yamaha AS500 amp, Dynaudio DM 2/6 speakers, (plus Sennheiser HD650 headphones), cables are QED Flat 79 taken from my old system.
I listen exclusively to classical music, and particularly chamber music - string quartets, solo piano, etc and quite a lot of orchestral music. My room is about 9 ft x 15ft and quite full of books, office furniture, cutained window, carpeted floor, armchair.
Basically the sound I am getting is too bright, particularly at the treble end - violins and piano sound shrill - and uncomforable to listen to; my guess is the amp needs to be replaced with something much warmer in sound. I am restricted to budget level or maybe a little above and would buy secondhand; initial investigations have suggested maybe an Arcam or Nad amp, Yamaha AS700, or a secondhand Quad. I have an old Arcam Alpha 3 and am wondering whether this would, as a stop-gap, drive my speakers.
I live in rural France, where auditioning in a real problem, so any advice, recommendations (apart that is from "move house"!) will be very wecome.