"And there today's redux ends before we get reflux from too rich a ribbon diet. From everything in our hardware library, the Kinki Studio EX-M1 is the ideal SR1a driver. It just took remembering that Ivette had one in her room then abscond with it. Sonically it's a clear step up from the Job 225 and for little extra money includes a proper linestage with balanced input. Add a DAC that matches it on value like its stable mate, a Jay's Audio DAC-2 SE or smaller Denafrips and you're home. "