The quality of recordings is extremely important.   Provenance of the recording is critical.   Modern recordings that were captured and mastered in hi-res (24bit/192kHz PCM, or DSD), and delivered in a hi-res format (e.g., Blu-ray, SACD, 24bit/192kHz download) will generally deliver the best audio quality.  Poor quality recordings, and recordings in low-bit rate formats, can sound harsh.   If you decide to try a new amp, I suggest that you audition tube amps.   I greatly prefer tube am
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