I just bought a pair of Dali Zensor 5. Overall i like them a lot. I find them incredibly detailed on the high frequencies but a bit dull on the bass. Currently i'm driving them with a Pioneer A-209R but i'm now looking for something more powerful and possibly warmer on the low end. I've read a lot of good reviews about the Onkyo A-9010 (45W) which i could get for about Â£200. At the same price i could buy a used Marantz PM7200 (95W - class A/AB mode) or a PM7001. Anyone ever owned these amplifiers so to make a sound comparison? Any suggestion on other good amplifiers, that could match well with my Zensor 5? My budget is up to Â£300 and i could go for a new or used equipment. Thank you
" ... i'm now looking for something more powerful and possibly warmer on the low end."
I've been involved in high end audio for many decades yet I have no real idea what a "warmer" bass would be. Can you tell me what "warm bass" sounds like? How is that different from what you have? And, why would an amplifier change what you have?
I forgot to mention that your choice of speakers is right on! My next speakers to own, but I already have too many at the moment. I like their wooden fast woofers and the transparent top as you mentioned...They really deserve better amp section than the ones you were considering to get their potential out.
I would save more coins and get a proper setup if you ask me...