I am currently looking to upgrade my system and taking my time to figure out which path to take. My current system is ProAc D38 speakers, driven by Antique Sound Lab Hurricanes, Conrad Johnson 17LS2 pre-amp, EMM Labs CDSA SE, VPI SSM with RIM Drive, and ASR Basis Exclusiv phono stage. Cabling is Nordost Heimdall mostly.
I have heard many systems that I have liked, but so far my preferred systems have been based around Magico Mini 2 or Magico V3. If I decide to go down that path, than it will dictate my choice in amplification (most likely to be some Audio Research tube amp).
I was wondering what speaker/amp combo I could consider if I decided to build something around a low power SET amp (such as the highly rated LAMM amps)? What would be the trade-offs/differences compared to a Magico/Audio Research combo? I know that horn speakers seem to be a good match with SETs due to high sensitivity, but other than Avant-Garde, what other speakers could I consider that would mate well with a high caliber SET amp?
Another question I have is whether the LAMM's would be able to drive the Magicos for example?
Of course, in the end I intend to audition things very carefully before I commit one way or another, but any input would help focus my search. I believe JV has a good experience with both the LAMM and the Magico/AR combo, so his input would be greatly apreciated.
For your guidance, the best system I have heard so far is Magico Mini 2, driven by Audio Research 610.