Budrew, the 208 is a bit of overkill in terms of power considering you will have the speaker quite close to your ears. Like you said, a small tube amp might be a better choice. Take the money you will save on the 208 and put it towards a better Tuner like the Magnum Etude or MD100 or MD102. The MD90 inside the 208 is very good but lacks imaging and soundstaging compared to the Etude/MD100 model. Since you'll be listening for hours on end at the office, the tuner seems like the best idea for continuous quality sound (depending on your local stations).For the cd player, depending if you want lots of music vs quality, I would get a carousel transport and a Bel Canto DAC 1. For speakers, I am very curious as to what your choice will be because I am considering doing the same thing over here.
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