FWIW, I have used the Cary Sli-80 with the TSM's and I could never wring that last level of emotion/space/clarity out of that combo. I didn't realize how good the Merlin's were until I upgraded to separates (VAC mono's and Dodd pre). I used the AZ Tsunami, Audience PC and VH Audio Airsine with the Cary and none provided marked improvement. Not to discourage you from experimentation, but I don't think a pc will get you to the level you're looking for with that amp/speaker pairing. The Cary is a nice amp and I enjoyed by time with it, but its a little too laid back for the Merlins, IMHO.
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