I’m a lover of old and new and have all in between. Currently in my downstairs listening room I’m using a rebuilt Marantz 1060 as my pre and amp. Using a Scchiit Modi multibit and the “stellar” phono stage of the Marantz for my LP listening (which is a lot of listening). I listen and absolutely love the sound of the Marantz but… the more I read about the PS Audio stellar system with the GAIN DAC and the pair of M700 blocks I can’t stop thinking about moving in that direction for at least the digital spectrum. Any others using vintage gear find the Stellar systems a worthwhile investment?
My primary problem is the lack of a phono stage on the GAIN DAC. I was considering utilizing the Marantz 1060 phono as my phono pre and going directly out of pre into the GAIN DAC but wasn’t sure if I would lose that true to live Marantz warmness I love about these 70" era Marantz integrated amps. Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I must say Paul is selling me on their products just by his presence, kindness, and honesty to his customers. This attitude has given me a trust in his company making me want to invest in what they have to offer. Thanks for your time.