I am considering purchasing an iTube2 and need advice. I know a dedicated 2 ch preamp is considered better for music than an A/V preamp. I use a Marantz 7702 A/V preamp with Paradigm Active speakers in my HT. I use a Sony UHPH1 bluyray player as a source. The Sony plays/streams every type of file there is and has both HDMI outs and RCA outs.
I can install the iTube between the Sony RCA outs and the Marantz 7702 and use it as a buffer.
I can also use it as a preamp directly between my Sony RCA outs and my Paradigm Active speakers.
You can see the pic below the speaker has both XLR and RCA inputs. My Marantz uses the XLR and I could run the iTube directly to the RCA's and use as a preamp.
Should I use it as a buffer or as a preamp?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks