Integrated amp for Avalon Indra


Hi,
I have Avalon Indra and I wonder which integrated amp would be the best match. Given that I don't listen to music very loud, would Pass INT-30A do a good job? I like Pass' transparency, but in case Pass INT-30A won't do, what other integrated amp will do? What about Coda CSIB or Jeff Rowland Continuum s2? Finally, as source I have Cary 306 SACD prof.
cheers and thank you for any good advice
mikefi
Melbguy, I am glad your experience is different. I was later disappointed again by their 1008 phono.
@Glai, we all have different ears and preferences. These days I prefer the sound of Vitus Signature Series over Boulder, but I enjoyed my time with the 1060.
How would you compare the sound of the Vitus amps to the Boulder 1060s?
01-06-15: Glai
How would you compare the sound of the Vitus amps to the Boulder 1060s?
That's a good question. I was running a Boulder 1060 with my modded Ayon CD-5s as linestage. The Boulder sounded powerful with excellent control, neutral, very quiet and resolving without sound analytical. The 1060 sounds natural to my ears. The Vitus has a more tube-like sound in that it sounds warm, mellifluous, smooth and harmonically rich. In that way, it sounds reminiscent of a good 300b amp, though the amp remains essentially neutral. Music sounds remarkably pure and flows & sounds analogue-like in the way music sounds vivid, dynamic and engaging, yet velvety and smooth if that makes sense. The headline power figures are deceiving as the Vitus has plenty of power and control, though of course not quite as much as the Boulder. The Boulder is a great amp, especially with tubes upstream and has excellent build quality. The Boulder's unfussed casework, superb engineering, neutrality & control are very attractive qualities. I'd say my head would vote for the Boulder, but my heart voted for the Vitus.