I've decided to simplify my audio setup and at the same time, hopefully get better 2 channel sound. Right now I have a Proceed AVP-S, Bryston 4B-ST and Snell B-Minors as my 2 channel setup and want to get rid of the Proceed and just get a simple 2 channel pre-amp.
My system is digital only so I don't need a phono and I am going to only have one source. The Proceed actually sounds pretty good but wanted to see if I could get better sound simply because it is a little dated now. I am getting a Musical Fidelity M1DAC to connect to a music server.
I will probably get something used from ebay or audiogon but what I've looked at so far was
Parasound JC -2 - I was not impressed
Adcom's GFP-750 - haven't heard it but is used to be good, may be dated now
People seem to like the Vincent Linestage SA-31 but it seems really inexpensive (not a bad thing)
or I thought I would look for a Placette Audio passive line stage used and maybe get lucky although I doubt it.
I want to spend under 1000.
Anyone else have any ideas? Or should I just keep the Proceed?