Recommend a non-polite sounding amp / integrated

Looking for a a non-polite sounding amp / integrated. By polite I mean Denon, Musical Fidelity, Arcam. I had Rotel and Adcom and they were harsh. I was thinking about Pass (maybe is just very detailed) or a chip amp. Probably not digital or tube amp.

Integrated is okay as long as it does not have digital volume.

Price under 3K and driving a variety of easy to drive single driver speakers at 70-75dB in a small room.


No need for anyone to delete their posts just because a couple of members choose  to not understand what the OP is looking for. No reading between the lines needed. No need to acquiesce to some who want to make it more difficult than what it is:  a request for suggestions with some parameters set forth, some absolute, others not so much. 

All the best,

Not worthless to me. I got some good information here.


Thanks for the recommendation. I like the Technics brand and also understand digital amps can have more of a "direct" sound than analog. The only one I heard was great for detail retrieval and had no bass compare to analog. But other brands may be different.


My apologies for being part of the problem. 

Uncledemp. you are not. Don't let a few grouchy people ruin things here. What is right and what is wrong? It all depends on your point of view.




if you don’t like or agree with the parameters someone has stated they want then quit being part of the problem and just let those who want to try and help the person out with their suggestions.  Yes, there are many factors one usually considers, not the least of which is the room and treatments, but he didn’t mention them so it must not be important to them, or they are unaware of the impact they have on sound.  So instead of being hostile and insulting, why don’t you try to educate.  Everyone starts with limited knowledge on their hi-fi (mid-fi) journey, sites like this one should nurture and encourage instead of being, well, what you’re being like. Get off your high (fi) horse and either help out or butt out.  It’s reactions like yours that may make other members apprehensive to engage, quite the opposite of what should be happening!

I am a buyer for the cast off MC240 stricken by polite…

I would suggest …… color me flumoxxed….


Rogue or something w tube rectified power supply so you can roll your desired level of polite.