Considering Shindo

I'm the victim of too many glowing reviews. I love tubes, particularly SET amps. Current setup is a SL1200G - Manley Chinook - Manley Jumbo Shrimp - Finale Audio (aka Trios labs out of Canada) 300B Monos - Heresy IV. I'm about to take the plunge on some DeVore o/93 and think it might be time to explore Shindo. What preamp should I look at as an appropriate starting point and upgrade from the Manley? I'm always in search of that balance between sweetness/beauty and clarity. Don't mind a colored sound as long as the details are still present. Thanks! 




My headphone system sounds like my main system, rich, warm, musical as well as detailed. I love listening to both.

Nice change moving from the Manley to Shindo!  As mentioned above, the Monbrison is generally the "go-to" pre for lots of Shindo setups as it offers a lot of what the uber expensive Shindo pres have sound wise.  But I also really enjoy the Aurieges as much more budget friendly option.

Are you planning on keeping your amp, or switching to Shindo for that as well?

And great choice on the 0/93s! of my favorite speakers that I sell.

Thanks for the feedback. The o/93s have landed and they sound fantastic. Lots of body and presence. While I love the sound of SET amps, particularly my 300b monos, I don't think they optimally drive the 93db DeVores so I will probably swap for another power amp. Any recommendations in the Shindo line I should be looking at? 

Montille 391 is nice with the 93s.  

Or if you could luck into finding a pair of the Charlemagne 80s, that's another really fun pairing.