Okay, okay...no dog piling! I'm going to try SS again in my downstairs system. Large room, high ceilings (I'm in the acoustic materials business so no room treatment suggestions), Tekton DI's, BP SE DAC.
I purchased a King Maraschino 60V and it was not my cup of tea. The low level listening magic wasn't there for me?!? I'm used to Class A, SE...tube amplification. I'm into mainly euro piano jazz trios (E.S.T., Brad Mehldau, Tord Gustavsen Trio), folksy alternative (Iron & Wine, Decemberist, Father John Misty, The National), and alt country singer songwriters (Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams)...even some electronic stuff (Radiohead, etc).
Here are the amps I'm considering...budget of 3k non negotiable, used market OKAY.
- Hegel (Not sure which model?)
- Lyngdorf TDAI-2170
- AVA SET 120 Control Amplifier or the separates???
- Schiit Aegir/Freya +
- Schiit Ragnarok 2
Inspire me guys!