I have asked this question a number of times, out of frustration of not making any purchase for financial reasons, I am hoping to learn of other options that I can afford.
Initially I decided on the atma-sphere mp1-III with a remote, but that piece is out of reach. Therefore I was hoping I can get some suggestions that I will keep for a long time.
I would like a tube preamp in the same league as the mp-1, dartzeel, zanden etc. but has balanced circuitry, has a remote and will work well with atma-sphere m60, and simaudio w-5. I also have a cj premier 4 amp.
My limit is $3k but would prefer to spend less.
One that I am close to considering is the cary sl-05, but am not sure if it will synergize well with the atma and sim.
I would like to make this a lasting purchase as I have with my other purchases.