Completing and old system: suggestions for class A amplifier
I’m finally going to complete my old system, which I kept sleeping for several years. I’m looking for advices on amplifier.Actually I have a Threshold Fet Ten preamp, a Bryston 4BNRB, while a couple of Boston Lynfield 300L is arriving. I feel all will be well balanced, as the Bryston has the power for driving the 300L.
But: - I always dreamed to couple the Fet Ten with a Threshold (Pass) amplifier. - I’m very curious to hear a class A amplifier in this chain.
As my listening room is small (16 squared meters), I feel Threshold SA/3 may be the solution, but I see a pletora of new Pass models, Pass DIY models (Aleph), and also a lot of new brands.
What do you advice for driving at the best these speakers? Does the SA/3 still worth, or would it be better to move (considering second hand prices) to different models? Would 50+50W be enought or should I keep my Bryston (or a more recent one)? Thanks for anyone willing to help me.
P.S. I live in Italy, so please mention models available worldwide.
Other two questions... Remaining in Threshold family, are there strong differences between SA/3, SA/3.9 and T50? Instead, for trying class A at lowest price, before making a more serious
investment, do Classé Audio worth to be tried?
I looked for Sugden, but I didn't see pure class A at decent prices. Actually, I'm oriented to try (if found) a Threshod T50/T100 or a Forté 4A. I see that, even they are IGBT and don't have the sign of Nelson Pass, he supervised the development of Forté 4a, from which T50 and T100 derived.