If you were setting out to purchase a new amp and preamp, would you only look for pairs from the same manufacturer or would you try to mix and match brands? It seems to me that matching the same brand makes sense, if for no other reason than aesthetics. You would think that a manufacturers own amp and preamp would mate well, if not the best. I can think of an example why you might want to mix and match. Some people claim that you can smooth out a solid state amp by feeding it from a tube preamp. It makes sense, but I've never tried it or heard it. Anyway, let's hear some thoughts on the this amp/preamp matching thing.
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