Oh my God.......... I just posted this exact same question about two weeks ago. Have you checked the archives? Your VT100 IS NOT the way to go.
I not only vote for the Audiopax synergy with these speakers but the cable will make a big difference too(I'm still fiddling with the Timbrelock feature, but leave that out of the equation for now). I was using some Van de hul Revelation Hybrid from my other system until the Cardas Golden Reference arrived. And, when I changed the jumpers from the factory strings to custom jumpers made by Cardas from the Golden Reference, the difference was not subtle. At all.
Thanks for your posts, I have ordered a Yamamoto direct from Yamamoto-san in Japan. It seems a very interesting way to go. I'd love to try the Audiopax amps too but dollar for dollar the Yammy seems like considerable value. From your posts it appears that the set A-08s will bring me a considerable change in my system over the vt100 hopefully for the good.
I've heared the 300b Wavac with the Duos the sound was simply stunning (oracle transport/audionote sig 3.1 dac/ audionote pre). But Wavac is not an option because of cost.
I'm told that it'll take about a month to make and ship the yamamoto . I'm salavating allready, cant wait.
I'll let you know how it all goes.
NB the recent stereophile review was of AC fillament model I think. The new A-08s is supposed to be even better. Anyway for around 2.5k I dont think you can go wrong.
Thanks all for your time.
I demoed my AVG's with a BAT amp (VK50 SE I think (it was their new small model)). I almost didn't buy the speakers....... I asked my dealer to put his Nagra 845's on and we were off to the races ( or should I say the bank). I will probably get dogged for this, but I have heard BAT amps in my system more than once and didn't like the sound at all.