I'll chime in. I have a SOTA turntable and Sony SACD player so our front ends our similar. I think either will fit your needs although my chair time in front of Mac tube equip was limited and a fair number of years ago. I own the premier 11a and it is a wonderful amp. Rock solid reliable and fairly robust. I used it to drive Martin Logans which was not ideal for the amp and it never whimpered although my dynamics were compromised. I still have it but bi-amp now with a heaven hell setup. I want to progress to monoblocks in the future (probably 12's). I lugged it over to a buddy who wanted to try tubes and he was floored (He has Maggie 3.6's). He ended up with Cary V12 monoblocks (superb, beautiful amps). So enough rambling, I think either are solid picks. The 11a for sale now (I have no affliation with the seller) but the price seems very reasonable and I have owned a 11a for over 8 years without a hiccup and have used a slew of different tubes to "tailor" the sound.
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