Length x diameter x resistance is total resistanceGeorg is rolling over in his grave. There's SO much wrong with that post that I just don't even know where to start.
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Atmasphere knows of what he speaks. I have been using the Paul Speltz designed Zero autoformers for over a year now, with Nominal 6 ohm electrostatic hybrids (91 db/1w/m) and a 40 watt/ch PP tube amp (an Elekit TU 8340 with KT 77's). Doubling the resistance (and being able to utilize the 8 ohm output taps) was an astonishing revelation! The largest improvement I could ever hope for without changing the main components entirely.
The effect of the impedance change is a Speaker modification, not an amplifier tweak. Maggies are probably even more deserving of this amazing benefit (Nominal 4 ohm) and may even require the x3 configuration.
Atmas-Sphere, Anti-Cable and Magnepan are awesome products...
What a Great Hobby...
Driving my LRS with a variety of gear right now:
McCormack .5 (100 watts SS) with Rogue Perseus tube pre
Rogue Atlas Magnum 3 (100 watts, kt120 tubes) with same Perseus
Hegel H360 integrated (250 watts SS)
The Mc/Perseus and Atlas/Perseus both do a good job and sound great - different of course - if you are staying under or around 75 - 80 dB. But if you want that last little giddyup the Hegel does the trick. So smooth and effortless. By most accounts a great match for Maggies. Paid under $3k used for the Hegel so within your budget. Definitely worth a try if you come across one.
But, sounds like you're not really looking for giddyup so a tube pre/SS combo should be great. It might take a few tries to find the right combo but that's the fun part!
I will add that my Jolida 502brc tube integrated at 60 watts just can't cut it with the LRS. Runs out of gas way early.
Keep us posted. I am curious about different gear for Maggies as it looks like I may be hooked. Would like to hear the Hegel H20 with a tube pre for sure!