The reason I ask is that I sometimes drive my Scott LK-150 power amp directly from my Oppo BDP-105, using the Oppo’s variable output to control the volume, and I’m very pleased with the sound. I’m wondering about how well the Oppo’s variable output would drive the MC275. Also, I’m curious if the balanced connections make a difference. Speakers are Klipsch Palladium P-37F (TV room), or Snell Type CV (living room). The rooms aren't large, and I don't listen terribly loud. Separately, I’m also thinking about a vintage MC240. Has anyone driven an MC240 directly from an Oppo?