Before I get into the rut i’m in, will start with my current setup:
Surface Pro 7 > Schiit Modi 3 > vintage Marantz PM 550DC intergrated > Klipsch rp 600m + Klipsch R-12sw
This setup was built around the fact that I had my heart set on salvaging this vintage Marantz from my stepfather. I grew up with it and listened to my first albums on it. Got it restored a bit, not much, and was told it was a solid piece.
first problem was hooking up sub. I cut off ends of cheap RCA cable and attached to the Marantz system B speaker outs. It worked and all was good.
New problem: the system B speaker outs have suddenly stopped.
Been looking for options to keep it like adding a Schiit preamp with sub out. Problem is there is no “amp in” on the Marantz. I would have to run the Schiit preamp into the line in on the Marantz and thus into its preamp.
In love with the Naim Uniti Atom. It’s a lot of money. May be willing to spend it, but if there is a way to save the Marantz with setup options, would take that.
Am I just being stupid and sentimental? Will the Naim sound light years better?
Note: in love with the 600m’s. Don’t wanna swap them. They do need the sub though.
Note: I have no library. I stream all my music.
Thanks in advance. Love Roon - wanna make it work.