Has anyone had the chance to listen to both of these highly regarded tube amps? I'm interested in using them to power my Fritz Carbon 7's (87 db). I also plan on purchasing a TAD 150 Signature Pre-Amp in the future, too. I mention this because the 6moons review of the Cayin A-88t said it sounds even better if used together with a good pre-amp.
I initially was considering Almarro as well but I need significant power to drive the 87db Carbon 7s. My budget is roughly $1500 on the used market.
I have the A-88t. I use it with the VAS/Cayin Citation I pre amp. The Citation is a knock off of the original HK unit but with updated everything. Look for a used Citation. I think you will be very pleased.