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NAD C275BEE amp using NADC368 as pre-amp.?

I own a NAD C368 amplifier with BluOs module.
The NAD C365 is rated at 80 watts x 2 channels into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.03% THD.
I own a pair of Triangle Esprit Antal 30th anniversary floorstanding bass reflex three way loudspeaker.
The drive unit are: 1x 25mm titanium dome compression tweeter, 1x custom paper 165mm midrange cone, 2x 165mm fibreglass T16EF100SGC1 bass units.
Frequency response: 40Hz-20kHz ±3dB, Sensitivity: 91dB
Minimum impedance: 3.4ohms, Power handling: 120W.
I am thinking of purchasing a NAD C275BEE amplifier.
Specifications: 150 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.008% THD. I would be using the NAD C368 as a pre-amp to the NAD C275Bee.
I am looking to gain a little more bass and more overall punch not more volume. Does this combination sound like it will be a solid sounding system with the speakers I have.
Thanks for your time.

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I own a NAD C368 amplifier with BluOs module.
The NAD C365 is rated at 80 watts x 2 channels into 8 or 4 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.03% THD.
I own a pair of Triangle Esprit Antal 30th anniversary floorstanding bass reflex three way loudspeaker.
The drive unit are: 1x 25mm titanium dome compression tweeter, 1x custom paper 165mm midrange cone, 2x 165mm fibreglass T16EF100SGC1 bass units.
Frequency response: 40Hz-20kHz ±3dB, Sensitivity: 91dB
Minimum impedance: 3.4ohms, Power handling: 120W.
I am thinking of purchasing a NAD C275BEE amplifier.
Specifications: 150 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.008% THD. I would be using the NAD C368 as a pre-amp to the NAD C275Bee.
I am looking to gain a little more bass and more overall punch not more volume. Does this combination sound like it will be a solid sounding system with the speakers I have.
Thanks for your time.

For your speakers, I question whether either of the NAD amplfiers would be as clean-sounding or dynamic as you would desire; they may not be well-suited to the low speaker impedance, despite claims to the contrary..

The Vincent Audio SP331 is an excellent amplfier that sounds much better than the NAD amplifiers, and Audio Advisor sells it for $1395, which would seem to be in the same price range. I think you will be astounded by how much more dynamic and clear your system will sound compared to what you have now. It is much better-suited to your speakers.

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I was fortunate to be able to

I was fortunate to be able to borrow a
NAD C 275BEE amplifier. I own a NAD C368 with a NAD MDC BluOs module. Most of the music I listen to is streamed from Tidal. That is why I am using the NAD C368 as a pre-amp.
I connected the C275BEE to my speakers. The quality of sound throughout the 40htz-20khtz range sounded great. The base is very strong, the mids are solid and smooth along with the highs.
I know these speakers are bright.
I thought the combination of the C275Bee with the Triangle speakers could be intolerably bright. It was not.
One songs that I listen to as a test is Layla by Derek and the Dominos. It can make a bright systems sound irritating. It sounded good with what I was using
I hope to be able to borrow a tube amp so I can hear what I am missing verses using a solid state amp.
Thanks for the input.

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