Kef R500s with Audiolab power amps?
I currently use a pair of R500s with a Leema Elements amp and Elements DAC. Generally I really like the sound but often think the bass could be better controlled. I've also read reviews of the Kef R series that say they play well with low powered amps but improve and become more controlled with extra power.
This got me wondering about the Audiolab range of power amps. I could sell my Elements amp and buy either the 8200P, 2 x 8200M or 2 x 8200MB.
Does anyone know whether these amps are a good match for the R500s?
What sort of step up is there between each of the 3 options listed above?
Would all of them be an improvement on my integrated Elememts amp with my speakers?
I'm thinking of swapping an integrated amp for a power amp as my DAC includes a preamp.
If anyone can suggest better power amp matches for my speakers (not exceeding the cost of the Audiolabs), I would be grateful for the suggestions.
I have a strong preference for power amps with XLR inputs to save buying additional cables.