Parasound JC 1 monoblocks with Ayre KX-5 Twenty preamp?

I've been using an Ayre KX-5 Twenty preamp with a VX-5 Twenty stereo amp to drive KEF Reference 1s (Blade 2s may be in the future), but I have three unused JC 1 monoblocks. I'm wondering about replacing the Ayre amp with a pair of the JC 1s.  The JC 1s brought life and great LF extension to the KEF Reference 107/2s I used before the Reference 1s.  But not sure how the Ayre preamp and JC 1s would play together.  Advice sought, before I unpack and move those heavy amps upstairs.

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Showing 2 responses by gdnrbob

There is nothing like Ayre's zero feedback and fully balanced designs.
And, I think you have one fine system, as it stands.

The only way to know is to try, but if moving those amps upstairs will be too much work, I would leave things as they are.
That sound like a fun project.
For my main system, I have Ayre (MX-R's and KX-R) for the summer.
And Atma Sphere (MA-1's and MP-1) for the winter.
Now that I can afford it, I find it nice to change things around once and a while.