McIntosh C2700 or Luxman L38uC

Hi...anyone with either of those that can provide valuable comments?

Cl38u definitely is a good pre,but the problem here is no XLR,my power amplifier is Audio research Ref 75se with XLR only. so they can not work together.

C900u is also good. Does anyone know the different with Cl38u or se or uc?

As C900u has XLR port,that is what I need for my power amplifier.

Hey guys!

Reviving this thread, was wondering if anyone has used 12AX7 (ECC83) tubes instead of 12AU7 (ECC82) on the Luxman L-38Uc?

If so, are there any considerations/precautions needed?

I have some 12AX7 around for tube rolling, was looking to avoid having to buy more tubes XD

Any help is appreciated,

Thanks :)

I'm looking for some tube recommendations as well.   I just received a used 38uc and it honestly sound pretty grainy.    12ax7 and 12au7 are do common though I thought I would try a new set