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The NAD gear you have is probably better than anything you can get for under $2000 in a separate amp and preamp. It is not too bad.
On the other hand, for $1500 you can get a Musical Fidelity M3i integrated amplifier, which I know from personal experience has a clearer more musical sound quality than the NAD gear. Been there, done that.
It is a cut above anything else in its price class IMO for sonic purity and listening to well-recorded music (although Arcam is right up there too).
You have some very fine speakers there and one of the better integrated amplifiers would really help them to perform a lot better. The NAD gear is fairly good, but not really in the same sonic class as the speakers.
They don't need a huge amount of power, and the M3i has close to 100 watts at 4 ohms.