Looking for recommendations for integrated with a more “organic” sound.

Hello all,

I hope that you are all doing well, and that I might tap into your collective knowledge base and experience to find a new amplifier. 

Current system includes Bluesound Node2>Denafrips Enyo>Dayens Ampino>Zu DW6 Superflys. I stream probabaly 95% but maybe 5% is vinyl or CD. I sometimes use it to watch movies in 2.0, but that’s not my main concern. 

I’m really enjoying the sound of this setup. Very organic with nice harmonic richness. Surprisingly good bass extension and smooth and pleasant highs. Imaging is good. 

What I would like to do is preserve that natural and organic sound, while also adding more inputs (Ampino only has 2) improving bass definition/control and impact, and perhaps elevating detail retrieval. I would trade a bit of smoothness for a bit more HF extension. A basic remote is also on the checklist. 

My budget is maybe $2500, but I’m not in a desperate position, I could potentially stretch it a little if I wait. 

New units are preferred, but I would consider used if it achieves my goals. 
I’m open to SS or tubes, but cost of the tubes is a concern. I’m susceptible to tuberoll-itis. Speakers are pretty sensitive, so mega-watts are not required. 

The system is in a medium sized living room which has 9” ceilings and is open to a kitchen and dining room, so there’s lots of volume. Most listening is at moderate volumes, but I’ve been known to crank it on occasion. Musical tastes are extremely varied. 
basically, I’m looking to maintain the organic tone and natural presentation while improving performance, adding input options (3 minimum) and adding remote. 

I don’t want a DAC, but a better-than-basic phono stage would be a bonus. I’m more interested in performance than features.

Is there anything out there that might fit the bill? 

Thank you in advance for your input. 



I'm very pleased with a Rega Elex Mk4,that to my ears sounds quite "organic." If you could spring for the Elicit Mk5, that would be better. Both have a very good phono section.

Hi there I’m not sure if you’ll find one in the us and unfortunately you’ll have to get a separate phono stage but if you can find a Graaf gm50b or the gm50b mkii even better I think it will have the sound that you are looking for and blow the socks off most of the competition hopefully you do a bit of research into this amazing amplifier and good luck in your search for your next amplifier 

Another hybrid amplifier you might consider it the Pathos Classic Model One MKIII. 

I once owned one and wish I never sold it. It would be in my living room system driving my Tannoy Sterlings now. 

Luxman 507x or 509x/z. We still do not know your budget. The thing I love about Luxman integrated amps is they can be an amp/ preamp/ or an integrated. They have optional tone controls which is great for not so great records, and can push most speakers. I hope this helps