You should add the Suprateks to the list.I would think that a slightly polite top-end would be a must for this combo.Assuming the Lamm will be the LL2,I believe the First Sound will be the most affordable.
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Thanks for the input. Would you mind elaborating why you suggest this?
I noticed on the Lamm vs. Air Tight thread you also suggested the OP to go with Air Tight even though you love your Lamm. This is probably proof of your objectivity vs. the often seen "buy what I did" advice, so it's great. Just wondering why you suggest Mc preamps.
I would say the McIntosh, more than AT gear, have a signature of its own (which
is not bad and replicates to many good companies out there) - having had more
than 4 McIntosh amps (tubed and solid state) that signature is untouched if one
keeps the same strucutre in preamps and power amps.
Ha!.. you would say... why then you do not have a Lamm power amp??? . the
truth is that I am heading there and the MR power amp I have is a temporary
(but good by all means) substitution.
But please take my advice as just a personal opinion, the best of course would
be for you to listen at your own pace all the possible options you are
considering and trust your ears.