I have a pair of B&W CM4 floorstanding speakers and want to get a powerful integrated to drive them.
(Right now I am using an Audio Refinement Complete integrated, 50-wpc, sweet sound but not much bass and no oomph.)
I was thinking of either the 352 or the 372. The latter has more watts but does the 352 perhaps sound better? Has anyone compared them?
I want a really good kick-butt amp with strong bass.
Ideally I'd like to get the extra oomph without sacrificing the smoothness of the AR Complete.
Toward that end, maybe I need to spend more and go with Musical Fidelity or Krell? Has anyone compared those "high-end" integrateds to the NAD models?
Thanks for any thoughts, suggestions, etc.
Take a look at the messages about the C372/C370/319. My advice is steer clear of the C372 or C352 if you want bass (can't comment on the C370).And if you're lucky enough to find a 319 (I've just got mine, new, last in stock, for £239 - a £500 amp in 1999)then buy it.
Sound is not any significantly difference but C372 will give you more power to drive and some additional features like two speaker sets selection function. I would say if you do not have budget limit problem then go for C372 or else C352 would be fine. I currently used C352, it's really great cost-performance IA.