I don't think you could upgrade and get much better results. Anthem is allready one of the top players in hi-end audio gear, I'm not familiar with Classe but i know Mcintosh is good stuff but also rather pricey. If it were me i think i'd keep what i have and put the cash into somthing else or maybe upgrade to newer anthem gear as there top of the line stuff just can't be beat (IMHO).:TAny recommendations for a amp and processor for my new B&W 804d's. I currently have an Anthem D2 with A5 amplifier, however, I am getting the bug to upgrade. I use the setup for both two channel music and movies. Maybe Classe or McIntosh?
I don't know the processor, so I'll take the other's word it is excellent. Amps make very, very little difference to sonics, so if you have the upgrade bug and want to make a substantively audible difference, spend the cash on new speakers and/or room treatments.Any recommendations for a amp and processor for my new B&W 804d's. I currently have an Anthem D2 with A5 amplifier, however, I am getting the bug to upgrade. I use the setup for both two channel music and movies. Maybe Classe or McIntosh?
Tony - while I agree a lot has changed over the years and companies like Onkyo have come on the seen in a very big way and offer excellent VFM, there is still a lot of High end companies like Anthem/Classe and Krell for example which make extremely good processors and amps which most or any receiver would not be able to match in terms of power amps and quality processing.I'll chime in here, For a processor I think going with a good receiver with pre outs will give you better options and very good sound quality over most if not all high priced boutique store gear. There was a day that these stand alone processors were much better but that has changed over the last few years so much so that for example Onkyo/Intgra have receivers and processors that cost half what the big guys sell for and offer far more options. Even the amplification in some receivers can preform very well against separates.
How much do you want to spend?