Amplifier for Audiolab M-DAC and ATC SCM 40 Speakers
Would like to check on your experience and suggestions regarding my setup. Currently redoing my system and I made decision to keep only digital sources. I have M-DAC and for several months it works great and I have no real complains about its sound quality. My speakers are ATC SCM 40, which I like and do not think will be selling them any time soon. So, right now I need amplification in between these two, and since M-DAC has a built-in preamp I thought of buying a stereo power amp instead of an integrated. What amp would you suggest as good partner to both M-DAC and ATCs?
My current short list includes the new Quad Platinum Stereo and Musical Fidelity M6PRX. Can anyone comment on their performance? Maybe any other suggestions? I am going to audition these, but with Quad it is sort of more difficult and it also takes time to combine all the components in one demo room, so wanted to get your opinion first before I start arranging anything. I more or less know MF music presentation, but have very little knowledge about Quads.
My music preference is jazz, but I also listen to many of the other genres except for rock music (especially heavy styles). Prefer detailed sound, but with bit of smoothness at top end.