Op it really depends on what you are trying to accomplish.
We sell the Anthem STR and we sell Coda amplifiers which are direct competitors to the Pass and have a similar sound signature with the Coda being a tad less warm and offering generally more power for less money.
We also sell the Micromega M100.
In terms of an all in one, the Micromega is a fantastic piece with a very engaging warm and punchy sound, the room correction is subttle.
The Anthem STR has a more effective Room correction with the ARC.
As a preamp the STR is quite decent, we have used the combo of the STR with the Coda .8 and it is a great sounding combination.
The matching Anthem STR is a good clean power amplifier the Coda is a more envolving sound.
So we would say if the additional budget doesn't bother you then Anthem STR preamp along with a good power amplifier will sound great, if you are looking to save space and money the MIcromega is an absolutely terrrific piece.
Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ Anthem, Coda dealers