I concur that tubes are the place to start looking, 5 years is a fairly long time for power tubes if you're listening with any frequency.
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The cause of your issue can be anything in the chain from start to finish, including the source material, cables, seating location and the room itself. All you can do is replace one item at a time and listen to see if the problem has gone away. Do you have friends or a friendly dealer, that can loan you gear to eliminate each piece in your system?
I would start with the speakers, but I wouldn’t be shocked if it turned out to be the room.
There’s your answer , I recently finished upgrading a pair of older Klipsch
the capacitors get dryed out and start loosing their harmonics it just gets worse
I replace the resistor so with much better quality then the old cement typeresistors which are gritty , and the stock capacitors in most speakers under $15k is nothing special. I learned upgrades when I owned a Audio store
go to Humble homemade hifi capacitor test, you should pul a bass driver out and take a picture, if you are lucky the wires from the Xover are just slide on terminals
where you can remove the Xover ,if not it’s soldered-in place . If you like them and plan on keeping them that’s what I would do first ,upgraded Xovers sound much better then stock parts ,it’s Like going from a stock engine to a Hot rod.
Thanks for all of the information, as well as confirmation that I'm in the right place. I got this tube set from Upscale Audio, so I'll check with them regarding tube behavior. Room acoustics is an interesting idea, but I've been here for four years and this is a recent phenomenon. I plan on replacing speakers next year, and would like to get a new amp as well, but my CD player is at the end of its life and needs to get replaced first. I'll report back when any repairs or replacements are performed.