I know I'm asking mostly Coda owners here, but I have a power amp choice to make and the Coda 16.0 (used from an acquaintance), Gato 222 monoblocks (here on loan and in the system for about 3 days) and Bricasti M15 are on my shortest of short lists. They will power a pair of Aerial 20T V2s, known to be lovers of current.
I've recently finished building my lower level (walk out basement with 9.5 ft ceilings) specially built audio room, and decided to upgrade my system by going all balanced. This has jettisoned quite a bit of my system, specially my amplification. I've tried Warren's VTV Purify amps (I like them for my Aerial LR5 surround system) with tube buffers on the main system but, lo and behold, they don't drive the 20Ts well enough. The holographics was very nice if a touch edgy, but lower midrange on down is lacking in authority, especially compared to the top half.
I am liking the Gato 222s a lot so far, but have heard a LOT about both the Coda 16.0 and the Bricasti (I know Brian a bit and have heard the M28s several times). I am not sure I can finagle a demo of the used Coda, so I am asking here if anyone has heard 2 out of the three amps in question, or any of them with speakers like the 20Ts. I realize this is a big ask. Thx
P.S. If this is too OT then point me to another thread. I'd rather not clutter with starting a new one.