(Allow me to resuscitate this thread...)
What do you folks think of the M6i integrated amplifier to be used alongside a pair of Sonus Faber Toy Towers?
I am currently using a Marantz SR-5005 receiver with the Sonus Fabers, with surprisingly decent results, but I'm seriously considering the M6i for 2-channel only sessions, to be used in conjunction with the Marantz. Since the M6i includes a "home-theater pass through" input, I could be able to completely bypass the Marantz for 2 channel listening, and use the M6i essentially as a power amp only to drive my main front speakers during a 5.1 set-up (the Marantz would power the center channel and both surround channels).
The M6i has everything I am looking for at the moment: a home-theater pass through, more than enough power to drive the Sonus with plenty of headroom, XLR connectors, USB input, excellent build quality, audiophile pedigree, and an elegant and beautiful (to my eyes) design.
Digital source will hopefully be the Oppo 95 (once it becomes available), in order to take advantage of the XLR connection...
What do you guys think of that combination?