Bnrlaw - Thank you. Again!
So, the cover would have to come off. At least the gain is adjustable.
I generally use Auditorium-23 ICs and will likely do so in this case.
I will either use the Wireworld Silver Eclipse 6 cable that I own, or the best model from Chord. If I were to go with monoblocks, the WW cable is too long and I would then look for a way to redeploy it.
I did not in any way feel that you implied the Shindo-GamuT combo would be less than really, really good. In fact, I fully agree with you that the V-R's potential will not be fully realized with GamuT amplification. I guess that suggests two more questions that you or another knowledgeable person might be willing to chime in on. First, what SS amp with high current and or high power (preferably both) would work well with a Shindo V-R to drive a pair of Verity Amadis AND more fully utilize all of the musicality that the V-R offers? And second, assuming GamuT amplification, what non-Shindo tube preamps (Being a fan of Shindo preamps, I usually don't think like this!) would be a more cost-effective match? I listen to many genres of music on this system, and in many cases, e.g., Mahler, Stravinsky, I like to crank up the volume quite a bit.