So I've been kicking around the idea in my head of a new preamp, and with Axpona just around the corner I figured it would be a good time to get some idea's of what to look into. I'm hoping you all can help fill in some candidates for me to have a look at .
Current preamp is a Pass XP20, which is between my Pass XA100.5's and a ARC Ref2SE for analog and dCS Rossini for digital. Speakers are Magico S3's
I don't think there is anything "wrong" with the XP20, as its been in my system while everything else was upgraded around it.
1. must have at least 2 sets of XLR inputs and 1 set of XLR outputs
2. budget is ~$15K (yes, will consider used options in budget)
3. Sound preference is "Neutral" for the preamp. Tubes are OK.
So far the list I have started is:
ARC Ref 6
Any additional recommendations are greatly appreciated.