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I haven't owned the MET150, but I have listened to it. As a reference I also use CJ tube equip. in my 2ch./HT system. IMO, it really depends what your priority is. 2ch. or HT? The MET will give you what you're looking for in terms of more refinement/less fatigue for music. It will be a big difference from the Lex. But for HT it can be too much of a good thing. What I notice for HT in my set-up is a lack of dynamics and punch sometimes. It can be too polite. It's one of the compromises I make for a combo system. I think the MET was really designed more for music and IMO would be a very good choice if you listen to a lot of music videos, multi channel SACD, etc.
I can't speak to the MET150 as such, but I also wanted to add a bit of warmth to my multichannel system, which I use for music, movies and TV. I recently purchased the c-j MET1 multichannel preamp, the companion piece to the MET150, and I love it. I'm using it with a Sunfire amp. No need for an HT bypass or any of that messing around. I imagine adding the MET150 would have a similar effect. I'd love to get one myself but I'm done with upgrades for the time being. Music is my priority and I let home theater take care of itself.
Well I have a Pass Labs X350 for the main setup and I have had good experience with CJ gear, hence the question. My goal is listen to music in both systems as some recordings can sound pretty good in a 5.1 setup (I do not intend to re-invoke the eternal discussion about 2ch or HT). AA is pretty much 2 ch but I may repost my question there.