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    Okay so here is the thing
    Thinking about getting a Tube Integrated Amp options for now a Yaqin MC-10T or MC-13S but I can also get a Tupe Pre-Amp and use it with a Parasound 2125.

    Either choice will be to drive my Linns for stereo only. Any advice i have not research any preamp yet and this is my firsy try at tube gear. So I guess is a new rabbit hole....:')

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    Well the yaqin sounds great but spend a little bit more and get one of the Dared tube preamps as they are said to sound great. My friends going to buy one shortly so I cannot wait till he lets me borrow it to use with my new DAC

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Dared-MC...item53f60ef2d1

    Go with something like this then adding better amps and dac's are going to change the experience. With tube integrated systems your limited for choice and they have less than stellar resale value if you should decide to rid yourself of it later down the road. Get that tube pre and take itto the next level and get into rollin in tubes etc...

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    Nice was looking at the Jolida JD5T but like the Dared it has a phono stage nice.

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    And the Dared is a fine looking pre with all the tubes exposed for eye candy, I don't think youl find another new that competes. But you can find one of these consonance 222's used for the price of the new Dared if you keep a look out

    http://www.opera-consonance.com/products/cyber222.htm

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    Well looking at more options. Found a Audionote M1 in mint condition going for $700.00 and a Audio Research SP9 MKII for $750.00 also in mint condition. Will have to audition.

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    Mains for HT and some Music- RTi12s
    Main for Music only- Linn Keilidh or Usher V-601 and SDA 1C
    PreAmp for Music: Cary AE-3
    Rear- RTi8s
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-JBL L8400P 12"
    Player- Oppo BDP-103
    TT: Looking for a new one.
    Phono Pre-Amp: BBE FJB-200X

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    I've a yaqin integrated (hybrid) - tube pre and SS amp. It is the best sounding amp in my house. I have a denon 2809 and a yamaha 3000. So my experience with a hybrid solution has been very good so far. Pair your parasound with a good tube pre, and you are going to be very happy. Look at odyssey candela (~$800 used) as well along with yaqin.

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    tough question

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    Quote Originally Posted by capricious View Post
    I've a yaqin integrated (hybrid) - tube pre and SS amp. It is the best sounding amp in my house. I have a denon 2809 and a yamaha 3000. So my experience with a hybrid solution has been very good so far. Pair your parasound with a good tube pre, and you are going to be very happy. Look at odyssey candela (~$800 used) as well along with yaqin.
    Thanks for the info. Last week i scored a B&K Avp 3090 for 15 bucks i am trying that one for now in stereo and is not bad. But i am still looking for a nice preamp hybrid or or tube did not got a chance to listen to the AR yet.

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