Will a new amp tame the treble of my Kef Q300 system?
I recently bought my first hi fi system (blind, without demoing stupidly), which consists of a Marantz PM6004, Marantz NA7004 streamer and Kef Q300 speakers. For a CD player, i run my PS3 through optical input into the NA7004.
While the system has (at times) blown me away with the mid range naunces, detail, soundstage, atmosphere, handling of accoustic music etc...there have been times when I simply haven't enjoyed listening to it. And it all comes down to the treble. Symbols almost always sound harsh and unrealistic, treble heavy tracks are unpleasant (kings of leon and pendulum sound dreadful) and I just can't help 'zoning in' on it and focusing on the negative. I suppose the caveat within the What Hi Fi review of the Q300 compounds this further.
I changed cable from QED Silver anniversary to some decent copper cable, this hasn't helped much.
I'm very close to just selling the whole set up and starting again, at a financial loss and investing in warmer speakers with soft tweeters, combined with a more powerful and spritely amp. Thinking spendor, dynaudio, boston acoustics (floorstanders).
But...the above option really is a pretty costly and perhaps pointless exercise and if possible I'd rather 'make the best of' the Kefs and bring out their full potential, smoothing out the highs. So, would investing in a significantly better/different amp to the Marantz really have a significant effect on the treble prominance, or should I really accept that the speakers themselves are just wrong for my ears?
They have had about 60 hours running in.
Thanks for your help.