What level of performance could I expect out of this headphone/preamp amplifier being used as a preamp? Is it on level with mid-fi gear like Jolida or can it hang with higher end stuff like Mcintosh, Cary?
Reviews are all saying it is a warm sounding headphone amp with a very large soundstage and lots of air on the top. It is also said to handle complicated classical peices nearly perfectly. ( very important to me as I listen to mostly classical with some acoustic and vocals thrown in )Do these sound qualities remain present when being used as a preamp?
Also what tube amp stereo or monoblock would compliment the preamp. Triode/UL switch would be a real plus too?