Always delicate and difficult to share his feelings when it comes to ... Hifi
Very subjective stuff ...
Anyway, I'm starting (hoping help indecisive which I am one):
- First thing: I listen mostly to classical music ... Even less easy!
- Second thing, the associated hardware in my case: a pair of columns JAMO Dark Apple H506 (130 Watts RMS) output + platinum (CD / SACD) Sony SCD-XE800 + good input wiring to connect everything. Nothing more, nothing less! A budget of around 800 Euros for all, including amp HK3390.
The results: just stunning with the initial settings "Bass / Treble / Balance" factory to 50%! A big "slap" !!! A full and enveloping without breath (I'm still amazed!), Clear and very pure treble, perfect midrange and bass just and without exaggeration (no need for a subwoofer ... Mine So stay connected to my home cinema ... but there is a completely different field). The reserve power seems (and will ...) unreachable as it is important. To sum up the listening party "Classic", the HK3390 stands IMHO especially in listening small instrumental ensembles (strings especially) and lyrical solo voice for the very high purity of sound returned. The record is truly exceptional in both cases. For the rest, leading symphony ensembles such, the result is of course the height but the judgment seems to me much more delicate.
What I was not too pleased: all the front panel controls (switches, potentiometers, ...) are, in my opinion, almost useless without a good magnifying glass or documentation at hand! It's beautiful, it's modern, ... but it's too small, "there are" everywhere.