My core system currently has a Rogue RP-5 tube pre amp, Nuforce class a/b STA200, ZU Omen Def speakers (101 db efficiency).
I love the sound, however, the amp has higher gain than normal and my speakers are really efficient. So tube hiss from the Rogue is significant. I installed a Schiit passive pre to adjust the gain going into the amp and it works great.
I am considering a Benchmark AHB2 (or pair) since they are super quiet and has gain settings. Great reviews everywhere on this amp.
A BHK 250 is something I would love to try, however a bit more pricey. I guess I could find a used one.
How does the Stellar series stack up to the Benchmark?
How big of difference between the Stellar series from the BHK series amps.
I love my Rogue RP-5, so I’m not interested in changing. Same with speakers
Any honest thoughts would be appreciated