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Preamp to match Rogue Audio Stereo 100 Power Amp?
Another recommendation for a Rogue preamp. I have a RP-5 which I use with the Rogue ST-100 and a Pass XA-25. Works wonderfully with both. Like others have mentioned, the sound can be tweaked by swapping the preamp tubes. 
LTA Ultralinear vs Pass Labs XA25
@shahram In my system and room, driven by the matching Rogue RP-5 preamp, the Rogue ST-100 has better soundstage depth.The XA-25 is comparatively slightly more forward sounding in the midrange and guitars, horns and percussion have better presense... 
LTA Ultralinear vs Pass Labs XA25
@ddafoe¬†I mainly listen to jazz and rock and listen at about the same levels as you mentioned (80db avg). The XA-25 can easily push the Spendors to lounder levels but then it gets too loud for my space.I also like that the amp is smaller and light... 
LTA Ultralinear vs Pass Labs XA25
@shahram I bought a Pass XA-25 a couple of weeks ago to drive Spendor D9s. The Pass replaces a 100W Rogue ST-100, and in my system it bests the Rogue in almost all aspects. It is much more transparent and dynamic and has no problems driving the Sp... 
gold lion 12ax7 , au7
@aberyclark¬†Please let me know your impressions of the Gold Lion 12au7's in the Rogue RP-5. I have been thinking about trying those in my RP-5 as well but haven't pulled the trigger yet. 
Paradigm Studio 60 V5 Fingernails on Chalkboard
I had the same problem with my Studio 60v.5. I was driving them with the Onkyo A-9555 integrated amp (85W @ 8 Ohm) which is a class D amp. The sound was very detailed, lean, and the highs were absolutely painful at times. I don't have any room tre... 
Paradigm Studio 60 v5 somewhat boomy
I too have the Onkyo A9555 running the Paradigm Studio 60v.5. Initially I had my speakers about 5 ft. from each other, and the bass seemed a bit boomy, and the soundstage was not that great. I adjusted the speaker position, allowing more room betw...