Don't know about the amp/pre amp but, if you get the X-10v3 tube buffer make sure you get the external power supply with it. The differnce with and without is dramatic.
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I just replaced the Musical Fidelity solid state power equipment in my main system with Prima Luna tube equipment. I originally had an A3 integrated that I replaced (after a year) with an A300 CR power amp and CD PRE 24 cd player/preamp combination. I always felt that the the MF amplifiers were eloquent sounding, but after hearing the Prima Luna amplifiers the music was so much more alive and musical sounding.
I am currently using a Prima Luna Prologue 2 integrated in my secondary system (Omega Super 3 speakers; SONY SCD 555 ES SACD player) and a Prima Luna Prologue 5 power amp in my main system (MF CD PRE 24 and AR 302 speakers).
The Prima Luna brand is carried by Upscale Audio . Definitely worth checking out and you would not require the MF tube buffer ... you would already be using tubes.
Hi - I have recently replaced a Plinius pre-amp/Plinius 8200P power amp combination with a Ming Da MC3008AB class A single ended tube amp. It uses 805 and 300B valves. I have worried after using Plinius and before that McLaren (Kiwi built SS power) that valves would not have the speed and power I like. No need to worry this 40W per channel integrated amp has amazing output - who says valves can’t do bass, but with a whole new level of vocal finesse and musicality. I am a Plinius fan from way back, but if you are looking at a tube buffer why not make the leap to the other side. I’m now looking at replacing my Perreaux phono pre to a Ming Da valve unit to have tubes all the way.