Great - please let me know how it works out!
Thanks for the recommendation on D-Sonic amps! The M3a-800s stereo amp performs very well with my Ottavo. The Ottavo/D-Sonic combo provides clear detailed sound without any hint of graininess, full soundstage and excellent bass definition. I don't really need the D-Sonic's abundant power but I'm keeping it because it sounds so good with the Ottavo.
Just a side note: I've had my Ottavo for four years and while several components have come and gone these speakers are a mainstay. The interesting thing is these speakers are able to easily resolve what each piece of gear has brought to my system including the D-Sonic. I stretched the budget when I bought the Ottavo and I'm so glad I did as I'm still a believer in spending the most on the ends (transducers) of audio chain at the phono cartridge and speakers. The Ottavo continue to deliver!