I use a mCcormack DNA2 Deluxe and I think the system sopunds great. Any ideas on replacing the tubes?
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I was using a MF 2250A with my Premier 17. I had the MV 60 SE and the 2250A, IMO, was the better amp. More power, more detail, more musical. The MV 60 was a bit rolled off on the top and not as detailed. Lush, musical, dynamic...yes. But I really wanted detail and accuracy without being sterile. The 2250A did this and the 2500A goes many steps beyond. So, my vote is for the 2500A.
The main thing to look for is an amp with a friendly input impedance, since the main tradeoff with the 17ls is its output impedance. This is especially true if you are using long ICs and/or high capacitance cables.
The McCormack suggestion is good (same as what I use with my 17ls) and it should run much cooler than your Aleph. If you like tubes, I'd save up for the CJ premier 140. Your vinyl setup and speakers are impressive and probably deserve the Premier line of amplification.