Ive had a desire for a while now to hook up a very high qulity pro audio amplifier with a good CD and speakers and see what the result is.
Well today I hooked up a Quad CDP with a Crown CTS 3000 and my VR3's, the result sounds absolutely fantastic. The soundstage is awesome and the bass is incredible, i need to do further listening to determine all facets of the sound but ive got no doubt that the Crown amp has woken up my system like no hifi amp ive ever heard.
For those who are not familiar the Crown CTS 3000 is a top of the range pro audio sound reinforcement amp, there is a feeling on the forum that it is not suitable for hifi as its not going to be musical enough. Its still a fairly expensive unit ( $2000 ) but im betting it has similar sound quality to a very expensive hifi unit and it definetly has more bass and drive than ay hifi amp at the same price.