Between the marantz 1152dc and the yamaha ca 1010 which one have the best headphone section. What should I look for in vintage gear to let me know that its will be great with headphone. Would using the yamaha ca 1010 in class A mode help speaker and headphone at all? Thank you in advance.
In my experience - more power really helps. Moving from a Sherwood S-7100A (17WPC) to a Sherwood S-8900A (60WPC) made a huge difference in my HP listening. Much more punch and definition. Power is not the only measure, but it sure helps!