Any suggestions on suitable amps for Magnepan 1.7? When I auditioned the speakers, they used Sander Sound ESL poweramp and QUAD QC-24 pre amp. They're a bit out of my budget. Being in Australia, even with our high exchange rate recently, everything is almost double the USD RRP plus a lot of the boutique HIFI brands are not sold here and we use 240V.
Would Krell S300i, HK 990 or Anthem integrated 225 drive them well? or Wyred4Sound SX550 & some $1K preamp? Tube or solid state preamp?
I currently have Perreaux E160i about 190W @ 4ohm, I did brought my amp to try it at the dealers, it's ok (that's why I bought the speakers) but not as great as these speakers can sound.
Any advice would be much appreciated.