So I have decided that more than likely for now I will be sticking with a SS amp for various reasons that dont need to be specified right now. I know lots of folks suggest getting a tubed pre to mate with a SS amp so you can enjoy some of the pro's of the tubes without some of the cons.
So if a fella were to say have around 500-600 bucks total for a pre what would you suggest?
I would need at least the following:
1. 2 RCA inputs
2. Remote for volume
I would also "like" the following:
1. Phono input
2. Remote that also has input switching
3. Coaxial input
I am aware of the Dared SL-2000a and its pretty high up on my list as well as the Dared MC-7P (slightly out of my budget). If I didnt need a remote I might also be looking at the Yaqin MS 12B.
So anyway suggest away.......
Note: I am aware that there are tube buffers that I could use to do something similar, however it adds the need for more IC's and I am trying to simply my system as much as I can. I am also aware I could get a tube integrated amp however again, tube amps require a bit more time to dedicate to listen to them, troubleshoot them, etc than I have at the present moment.