Class D Integrated Amplifier Recommendations.

Just curious to peoples experiences with current batch of Class D Integrated Amps available today.

I have been unimpressed with the offerings from NAD and find the Technics model's  lack soul. 

Trying to stay under $5,000.00

Thank you for any insight, recommendations. 




Guys, why is everyone ignoring an obvious star in the line-up PEACHTREE Nova-300 or the new GAN. I have had mine for two year and am still blown away by the performance-to-price ratio and I'm not alone.


M2tech Crosby. Get two and run them bridged as monoblocks, for under $3000 total. 180/180w rated, delivers more. They are explosively-lively but very good at microdynamics and deliver a good measure of tone. -Phil

We recently completed assembly of the new UcD700 kits from Hypex, which include:

Hypex UcD700HG Class D amplifier
HxR voltage regulators
SMPS1200A700 power supply

They work great in our system with Dirac Live and JBL 4349s. We especially enjoy the high power and low noise. Check out some measurements we made on our website here.

Deer Creek Audio is an authorized Hypex dealer.


Back during the 2021 Holiday Season ASR came out with a review which found that the power output on the Starke Sound AD4-320 was far below the stated company specs for that amp. To my knowledge, Starke never responded to the ASR review with any data or measurements contesting the ASR findings. They had some units returned and refunded. They have pulled this amp from their lineup if you look at their website.

I replaced a Pass Aleph P preamp and Krell FPB 200, with a Peachtree Nova 220 se several years ago. For this audience, Krell is a Class A amplifier and the Pass preamp is a stereophile A preamp. I thought the sound quality through my Martin-Logan ReQuests was going to drop off…..but it didn’t. The Peachtree sound was incredible……and it’s an integrated class D amp!

Even though they are $1500 above your $5K limit you should seriously consider the PS Audio Stellar M1200 monoblocks. ($6500 for the pair) They have amazing power and the sound they put out is incredible. They make my Magnepan MG 1.7i's sing!!

Check out Hattor Audio integrated.

Very interesting. Made in Poland and owners rave about the Hattor line.

Choice of resistors, well within your budget with plenty of room to spare even if you choose top of the line. Wood on black my personal choice. Just beautiful.

Quite possibly my next purchase.

Of course being a domestic product- Pennsylvania I believe-the Rogue Pharaoh II would be a more sensible choice. Very well regarded, tons of power and uses two 12au7’s I believe. Quality phono section, headphone amp, remote...

Great. Now I want one of these.

The Technics SU G700 MkII integrated is ~ $3000 and has quite a few YOuTube and print reviews. It would be at the top of my list

I too, am using PS Audio M700 mono blocks on a pair of Magnepan 3.7i's.  More than enough power, sounded as good, if not better than the Bryston I was using before.  As someone mentioned earlier, the M1200's are a hybrid class D and have had rave reviews, as did the M700s.  If you don't like them, send them back per their policy.  You even get 14 days to return - if you find a used pair in The Music Room.

I have a suggestion but maybe over your price limit unless of course you find a used unit. I am using a Bel Canto E1X int. amp. It has dac, streamer, preamp, headphone amp, phonostage(mm & mc) plus 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms. It removes a lot of cables, lightweight, and uses very little electricity. Plus it comes from a company with a lot of experience in class D amps and a fine reputation. Just my opinion of course. 

you can check out apollon audio. 

I had their purifi stereo 1et400a and really enjoyed it. highly regret selling it a while back, and even contemplated buying another one again recently. however, I decided to give another amp/brand a go and pulled the trigger on a nad m23. 

I'd agree with @jimcrane in considering Wyred 4 Sound integrateds; they can probably be a bit speaker dependent but seem very clean and powerful.

I've used an STI-1000 for years and think it still a good match for a pair of Raidho D2 speakers (even if it's under-priced compared to spkrs). A too warm amp might not be as good with Raidhos.

I am very interested in Devialet and Rowland amps on the Raidhos. I used to see/hear Rowland/Raidho at shows and loved the pairing.    Many seem to love the Devialet products.    I'd love a listen before parting with too much money since the W4S satisfies me, even if I know better exists.

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Anyone recently get to audition the Atmasphere class d amps? Looks like next week I'll have a chance to finally hear them.

I'm no expert on amplifier design, just wondering, why class D? Rega has a Class A/B integrated for under $4,000.00.

I haven't heard it yet, but the Billie Heaven 11 has gotten rave reviews from Steve Guttenberg, Steve Huff and a few others... I know that doesn't necessarily mean much — reviewers can be biased and/or purchased by audio manufacturers - but it could prove to be an interesting amp... the designer of the amp has an original approach to say the least and the (tube) preamp would have been designed by a tech who also designed some for Thor audio, all combined with ICE technology...