Second hand Linn LK 140 or Klouts? 1 or x2?

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I brought some expensive Hi Fi in the late 90’s, Sonus Faber Grand Piano’s, Linn Genki, Wakonda, and one LK 140. I knew nothing then or now about Hi Fi really, I just listened to loads of stuff and that combination sounded the best to me and the speakers looked great.

Still like the sound and I have no particular desire to throw it all out for an upgrade to new stuff. However I was looking on ebay and such places and have seen second hand Linn Klouts and LK 140 for sale. Does anyone think replacing the LK 140 with one or 2 second hand Klouts would be worth while sound wise? Or maybe just getting another LK 140 so I have one for each speaker? Because they are old they seem very reasonably priced, however I am also wondering if spending the same on new gear would actually be better given the advances in the last 7 years or so.

Also, does anyone know if the LK 140s or Klouts would be meaty enough to power Sonus Faber Cremona M floor standers?

Any help gratefully received.
 

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LK140 is although powerful enough, they are not good enough for the fantastic cremona. The Klouts however, imo, have a great senergy with the SF. I would go for the later model and pay around £800 for the best example. The best thing about the amp is they seem to go forever! As for a preamp I would try Audio Analog Bellini MK1 as they do gel very well together (better than Wakonda, imo)....expect to pay about £250 - £320 for a nice one.
 

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