Amplifier suggestion for Dynaudio Sapphire


I bought a pair of Dynaudio Sapphire speakers. My electronics and cables are;

Classe Cap-2100
Ear Acute cd player
Pro-ject Extension(with ortfon Jubilee)
Unison Phono One Phone Pre
Auidoquest Volcano speaker cable, Sky Analog interconnects.

I do not have a budget limit to buy electronics(also no rush) but I do not want to spend my money for uncessary ultra expensive equipment. I am considering EAR 890 power&868 pre, ASR Emitter I with battery, Audio Research REF3(2nd hand of course)+REF110, Musical Fidelity AMS series vs. vs.
thanks for the comparo Altanpsx--btw, looking at the Stereophile measurements of the Sapphire, forgot that Dynaudio seems to have a bit more aggressive treble in its special release speakers (Special 25, Sapphire, etc).

Pass or BAT would probably be a slightly better match than the Krell.

Good luck!
Keithr I heart the 25 special edition too. Not side by side but IMO 25 th and sapphire plays little bit forward then usual dynaudio sound. Stereophile reviewer JA, mentioned about that treeble issue. He needed to grilled on/off because of this treeble issue. I am listening sapphire for a limited time with my classe grilled off. I never need to put them, I never feel the same way about the treeble like JA. Room acoustic, electronics, cables change lots of things off course, but from my experience untill now I can say that yes it is little bit forward but no metalic sound or harshness in treeble, on the contrary it is suberb. I will take care your recommendation about krell. Thank's
We are fortunate to probably have sold more Sapphires than any other dealer in the world. That being said, with our experience we have found numerous different synergistic combinations. Certainly, like all Dynaudio loudspeakers, you need clean high-current amplification to make the most out of them but you really have options to suit your tastes. Some of our favorite pairings include Soulution, Naim, Octave and Burmester. It is really fun to demonstrate the Sapphires on one of our reference rigs (Soulution or Burmester) and high value rigs (my favorite Naim Supernait, HiCap, HDX, DAC, 555 PS) and both systems, completely different price-points, are simply inspiring!

The C4s and Sapphire are more different than similar. If you primarily listen to Classical music and have a large room the C4s are the right ticket but for nearly every other application I personally prefer the Sapphire. Be warned though, the Sapphire can be utterly revealing so finding one of those synergistic pairings is key to ensuring your enjoyment.

Although both are amazing speakers which most could live with for a lifetime.


Nextlevelav thank's for the info. If it is not a problem, would you write us what Burmester electronics did you use ? Also maybe your are selling Musical Fideltiy electronics too, and you may have an idea about mathcing sapphires with ams 50+primo.
My Sapphires absolutely sing with my Bryston 7Bst's and Bryston BP-26. The best part is both Dynaudio and Bryston are fantastic companies to deal with.