Floated this question recently and did not get a response. Have a Audible Illusions Modulus 3 pre running through a Nakamichi PAII Stasis Amp. Looking to down size the amp to something in the 100 to 150 watt range.
Have read there is a rule of thumb with matching a tube pre to a solid state amp.
1) Does my current pre and amp set up come close to being compatible?
2) Is there a better match to my pre in the $600 to $900 range or am I better off to keep what I have?
My listening taste includes rock, blues, & jazz.
Have read that the older Belles matched well with this pre-amp. The ones I have seen our out of my price range.
I use an ARC-VT100MkII with the Audible Illusions 3a - I bought this after conferring with Art Ferris. Its a great match. Ditto for any of the ARC amps - I had a VS-55 before. You can pick up a VT100 at a good price.