pre-amp for airtight ATM3

MMMMMM

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Hi there,
I've got a pair of Airtight ATM3's since about a year or so and am more than happy with them. So far, I'm using the pre-amp of my DAC with them, but always had the intention to get a proper pre at some point. That point hasn't arrived yet - from purely a budget pov, but am starting to long list my options now. The obvious choice maybe an ATC5 or 3 by Airtight, but am also really interested in alternatives. Could be tube, but not necessarily. Could be new, but also well interested in vintage, used or demo's of few years old. Speakers I use are Sonus Faber Amati Futura.

ideally of course I go around auditioning, but not so easy in practice.

I've started my list with:
Airtight
Mastersound
Leben
Shindo?
Nagra
....

thanks,
M
 

MMMMMM

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I do have analogue too, but 90-95% of my listening is digital. record player is a project. Source is an Antipodes EX server and a Lessloss DAC. I'm now using the pre-amp of my Antelope DAC to control the ATM3's.
 

advanced101

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Something to start with, good luck:
 

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