Originally Posted by commsysman
I would get an OPPO BDP-105D, and use it as a preamplifier. It is available from Amazon for $1500.
It is not only a CD/SACD/DVD player, but has analog and digital inputs and HDMI inputs and outputs, and a remote with volume control.
It also has balanced and unbalanced analog audio outputs.
I think this would solve your problem.
Its outputs can be connected to power amplifiers; 2 or 3 or 5.
The Vincent SP331 power amp would be perfect for driving the Mag 1.7s.
It is only $1500, and has plenty of power and sounds like amps costing 3 times as much; an amazing amplifier.
"The Vincent SP331 power amp would be perfect for driving the Mag 1.7s.
That would work very nicely
Hybrid vacuum tube / solid-state power amplifier
Input stage: 2 6N16 tubes per channel
Output stage: 12 Toshiba transistors per channel
Oversize toroidal core transformer of 1,000-watts x 2
80,000 µF per channel power reserves
Two pairs of high-quality speaker binding posts
Frequency range: 10 Hz – 20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB
Output power 8 Ohm: 2 x 150 Watt
Output power 4 Ohm: 2 x 300 Watt
Input sensitivity: 1.2 V
Total harmonic distortion: < 0.1 % max. (1 kHz, 1 Watt)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 90 dB
Input Impedance: 47 k Ohm
Inputs: 2 x RCA
Outputs: 4 x 2 speaker terminals
Dimensions: 17" wide, 6.3" high, 17.7" deep
Weight: 41.5 lbs.