I have been slowly acquiring home audio equipment that ranks just above average consumer products. I am most definatly on a budget, however I am comfortable spending money on gear that earns it. I am currently in the market for a power amp of some sort (I think).
I cannot decide between vintage or new, tube or solid state, high power or low, etc. etc..The gear that I have on hand is as follows...
Thiel CS-2 speakers
Peachtree Decco (that I intend to use as DAC and pre-amp)
Marantz 2100 Stereophonic Tuner
Technics SU-7300 Integrated Amplifier
Technics SL-1600 Turntable
If any of you have suggestions for me, I really appreciate them. A friend of mine told me to look into the Emotiva XPA-2, any thoughts on this piece of gear? it is well within my budget.
I have been reading up on "usable watts" among other topics related to my search for justification of spending a shameful amount of money, and my head is spinning. I was hoping some of you fine minded people could help a very indecisive Iowa musician out. Like I said, "musician", so my imediate cash-on-hand that she doesn't know about is around $1500 or less. I thank you all in advanced.