I've been through a bizarre routine of trying every "digital" amp on the market except for the more expensive NADs. Either class D plus DAC (Teac) or pure digital (Denon PMA50 and Nuforce DDA100). On the basis that I've managed to acquire all at well below street price and I'll sell whatever I don't keep.
So I've been having "dry sound" problems with the Nuforce DDA100 and became convinced that I've simply combined dry amplification with dry speakers!
NEW SPEAKERS: JBL Studio 530 - regarded as a "fun" yet hi-fi speaker.
Yup. Definitely a good combination with any of these modern noise-free accurate digital amps.
Based on errr an hour or so of listening I'd say the JBLs have brought the fun back. Not only that but I was thinking at first that I'd revert to the Denon over the Nuforce, but now that the JBL's have "brought the fun back" I'd say I the Nuforce might be the "keeper" after all - because it's sooooo damn clean! Crisp as the finest Belgian pommes frites!
So... Nuforce DDA-100 and JBL Studio 530 is one combination that works, for those looking!
Edited by eljustinoid - 3/19/15 at 5:24pm