[quote user="fergs"][quote user="Wild Willy"][quote user="the record spot"][quote user="Wild Willy"]Nad amps are famous for their bass. I've found Marantz amps to have very deep bass too, plus their tone controls are excellent - tweaking the bass really does just tweak the bass and doesn't muddy the whole sound.[/quote]
If tone controls are important to you, check by all means; my 6010 doesn't need them for my ears and I used to be a near committed fan of them. That said, their amps not long after this started to include them again - the 7200 is feature laden and I think the PM4001 had them at the entry level. Anything from them from the mid-90s to 2001 probably didn't though.[/quote]
I'm just saying about the tone controls because he thinks most modern hifi is bass-shy. With Marantz amps you can turn the bass up a bit without really destroying the sound. Nad tone controls are rubbish IMO (if you use them).[/quote]
i think he needs to add more in the speaker dept, he wont get what he is looking for through the tone controls, i have a new nad amp and their bass is more refined than previous models...if he wants to feel like he is at a rave then the addition of a sub is the way to go imo......
how about a power cord upgrade anyone ; ][/quote]
True, bigger speakers and a better amp etc but I've lost track of the number of people who spend thousands trying to get big bass (at lower volumes) when cheap bookshelf speakers and a cheap amp with a loudness button used to do it years ago for peanuts!