I sympathize with the difficulty you must have distinguishing between the audio performance of 3 integrateds given your physical handicap.
I'd suggest investing in a good surgical solution prior to beginning an amp search.
I find the answers quite irritating. I just posted a thread on Acrolink cables and even though I said "I am interested in Acrolink only", I am sure I will get everything from blue genes cables all the way to Nordost and beyond.
Sometimes I wonder if people really read the entire thread before answering.
THE more specific the question, the greater the difficulty of giving a fully informed answer -unless you are a dealer of the 3 components in question, or a fanatically well-informed audiophile. maybe you've heard of ONE of the components, but in a not-so-great set-up.
or you have seen one of the pieces at a show or at a dealer but not
set up at all. Maybe you have a pre-conceived opinion about the product line or someone you know has had a good (or bad) experience with their preamps or cd players. People may tend to want to jump into a discussion about audio since not a ton of folks even know about specialized gear (beyond Bose or other popular stuff). Google isn't even that great anymore...
When I look at my glass of Stoli I see it half-empty and promptly fix the situation. Same here. With AGon comments I always presume that folks are having fun and feel good if my question got answered by someone. It usually does. Sidetracking or snarky comments feel fine to me. It is the personal insults disguised as "professional help" I cannot yet comprehend...
But sidetracking, No. Actually, some of the tangential answers to my latest Q on AudioDesk CD lathe had pushed me onto CD vibration research which I hope to post real soon.