Thinking out loud: solid state Linestage < $2k?


Just pondering out loud. Curious about solid state line stages under $2k USD.

Dynamic and maybe a little forward in Presentation.

3 inputs (min)
2 outputs (minimum)

no phono, no dac, no headphone.

single ended only

Mono switch a plus.

able to drive power amp with 22k ohm input.

not sure about the output impedance but the AVA Vision SLR seems about perfect.

any others I should look into?

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What exactly do you mean by “a little forward in Presentation?”  Are you looking for a lot of detail or are you talking about an upfront soundstage?
@soix  good question. I think I’m wanting a not laid back presentation. 
It makes sense in my head but I’m not sure I can put that into words.

@jjss49  the solid state Vision SLR pretty much ticks all the boxes. That may very well be my next.
PASS jump on ASAP!!
Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE which is on sale. Owned one for seven years and it plays and sounds great with anything. Also there is the ability to upgrade it in the future.

https://wyred4sound.com/products/pre-amps/stp-se

Works with your amp as I've used it with Kismet and Khartago in the past.  The AVA is also a great choice just not as flexible for the future.
@patrickdowns the LDR V2 is very interesting. Certainly under budget. 
Thanks I will definitely rabbit hole this out
With around a hundred Watts and Klipsch speakers; I’d go passive, too.      I was a minimalist, for decades.      One of the purest presentations I ever had, was with a Placette in my system.      Virtually nothing to break/go wrong, as well.      ie: https://tmraudio.com/components/preamplifiers/placette-audio-passive-line-stage-stereo-preamplifier-...      New: just slightly over budget:    http://www.placetteaudio.com/passive_line.htm      What I owned:  http://www.placetteaudio.com/remote_control.htm          As an experiment, you could try something like this, first: https://www.amazon.com/Nobsound-Precision-Passive-Controller-Preamplifier/dp/B07GRLV7XG
@rodman99999  thanks, I have a Schiit SYS I ran for more than a year that worked fine other than only having a single set of outputs. It was definitely quiet but kind of boring. I definitely need 2 sets of outputs.
I get it.      Happy hunting!