I am currently running my VAC pre with VAC Phi 200s into DeVore Gibbon Xs and in general very pleased. My system as it currently stands gives me a very nice organic, dynamic and slightly warm sound which works very well for me, especially with some of the less than stellar recorded Classic rock albums I like to listen to. However, I do have my share of more audiophile level albums in multiple genres that I enjoy, and feel that I would like to hear them with more refinement, tighter bass and more detail/air.
I am not interested in a wholesale system replacement; I am thinking about keeping one of the VAC Phi 200s and running it in stereo to essentially keep my current system intact; and then pursue a more refined stereo amp to play my more audiophile level recordings. My VAC pre has multiple outputs, so I could switch to either amp. All this being said, the Luxman M900U is one amp I am considering; I understand it is recommended to pair this amp with their C900 to get optimal performance; is it still worth pursuing the M900U in my situation?