Wow this Van Alsteine gear looks like a killer deal for the money. Thanks for the recommendation! The ARC preamps look nice but recently the prices have gone sky high like they are becoming collectible fashion accessories.
From what I've gathered so far, the 100.2 has its own tubey character so you don't want to put anything too lush behind it like an old Conrad Johnson. From what I can tell, it benefits from a newer, more modern leaner tube sound. Does that sound right?