Anyone got any thoughts on in particular amps to drive these Peak Consults I’ve agreed to buy?
Technical data is pretty limited on these due to Peak now being under new ownership from when these were made. Based on similar things they make I think we’re looking at about 90dB sensitivity, and they probably want something that leans towards a slightly warmer sound.
I’ve had two hegels now… absolutely dull as dishwater. Warm yes, but tonally neutered.
I replaced a Hegel h390 with one of those AA amps and it was a vast improvement, I only sold it on as the AA didn’t quite have the power my Harbeths wanted. But it had a gorgeous natural warmth and sublime bass!
But the hifi news measurements put it at about 100wpc into 8 ohms, and nearly 200 into 4, so there’s lots of current on tap. Build quality is sublime, it looks a million bucks, and is a used bargain for what was once a £4k+ amp!
I have zero hesitation recommending it highly! And with a 90db speaker, this is more than enough power!
Given you have such a great preamp coming in May it makes sense to buy a stop gap integrated in the meantime and get to know the speakers before choosing a suitable power amp to go with them and the L300.
If you really want to spend the whole £2k then this would be nice and shouldn’t depreciate too much.
That’s very tempting - my only concern is there’s likely to be extended periods where I’m away but nieces and nephews might be here. If it’s my stuff it’s one thing, but someone else’s stuff is different.