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The Benchmark was solid, but, to my ears, the Exasound was better in most every way: more dynamic, more liquid and more detailed.
E20 directly into the Aleph is excellent. That was a surprise. Better resolution, better sound-stage, better dynamics. And just as sweet. You´re not getting it back.
Power amp: Pass Aleph
Speakers: Reference 3A Royal Master.
Preamp: Modwright LS100