Interested in where you ended up.
I have mz2 in near field with and high efficient Decware speakers - love the 3d space it creates. I also have Maggie .7s in my living room with a great processor/preamp - but was wondering if there was some way to bring some of that tube magic to the Maggies without muddying things up. Thinking of getting an LTA power amp for the Maggies.
They recommend the ZOTL40, but there's some good prices on the ultralinears that have less power.
- you said the MZ2 could drive your Maggies 90% of the time with 1 watt? Your feeling if a 20 watt LTA amp would be enough to over the rest?
- You also said you like the sound of the Schiit Sys + Orchard over the MZ2 as a pre. Do you think the MZ2 is muddying things, or it's just not a good match with the Orchard?
Any thoughts / experience is greatly appreciated.