I'm new to posting here so first off let me say its great to find such a mature community of audio fanatics like myself!
I relatively new to computer audio. I currently have a DAC (Bel Canto) to complement my Sonos setup. I have an older integrated amplifier that I use for 2 channel listening and a dedicated headphone amp (Bottlehead Crack).
I am considering selling my integrated amp as I like the tube sound my headphone amp makes. Has anyone paired a DAC with a tube power amp without the use of preamp. I gather this combination will work but I am curious if I would be better off considering a tube integrated over a power amp. My DAC has sufficient inputs so I dont need a preamp for any other purpose than improving the sound. I have no doubt a good preamp would improve things but I'm trying to get best bang for buck and simplification is always good.
Any thoughts, experience or otherwise would be gladly appreciated.