I am currently using Ayre C-5xemp Disc player, Primare Int I30 Amplifier and B & W 805S standmount speakers. I intend to upgrade my amp and I am thinking of changing to either Ayre K-5xemp & V-5xe pre and power amp combo OR Pass Labs XA30.5 and Xp-20 pre and power amp combo. I am also considering the Pass Lab INT-150 integrated amp or Plinius Hiato integrated amp.
Can anyone advise me which would be a better match ? While I can audition Ayre K-5xemp & V-5xe with the Ayre C-5xemp Disc player, I cannot do that for the Pass labs and Plinius cos its sold by a different dealer.
Another option would be Aesthetix Calypso and Atlas pre/power amp combo.
Would welcome any advise. Thanks !