IMO. You can try tinkering around with Class D to get a warmer sound and it might work...but it's still Class D.jas0_0 said:Thanks Cno and BW, I gather the Sparkos op amp in the Nord gives a warmer, more class A sound, so will start with that, then move on to experimenting with speakers if it doesn’t solve the issue.
I think I’m more inclined to change the speakers rather than the amp, as I think this will make the system more future-proof when I come to move house - will definitely audition Spendor Classics and Harbeths if it comes to it.
However, Cno would you add a Croft valve power amp such as the 7 series to that list of amps to drive the Proacs?
A half way house is changing either amp, or speakers.....and going the whole hog, is changing both. I simply don't know what will work for you. FWIW. I'd want to hear Harbeths on the end of your existing system, as they are more flexible over the amps they work with (Spendor Clasic are similar).
I think the Croft Power Amp is certainly worth considering. I can't help feeling that Croft/Harbeth will sort your problem for good.
Go out and try the various options and let us know how things go.