Integrated amps vs pre/power combos?
I'm looking for a new amp. My budget will run to something like a Primare I30 or Musical Fidelity A5, but I also note that some of the pre/power combos eg Roksan or Quad can be had for similar money as an integrated. Which option would give me the best sound? Also, is there a rule of thumb as to what % of the value of the amp I should be spending on interconnects and speaker cables? I see that your September issue has some group tests of amps, but the news stands downunder are still on the June issue! Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Cheers, Rog