After three years of my Classik and Ninkas, I'm feeling the need to upgrade the amplification. When I bought the Ninkas, I heard them driven by the Classik's internal amp and then by an LK140 bypassing the internal power amp completely. The LK140 was a significant improvement. I've just booked a demo at Grahams in London and the guy there suggested also listening to a four-channel Linn Chakra (hopefully a C4100 and not a C4200). He said then that would enable to take the Ninkas active. I asked if there was any reason not to go active now, even with a Classik as a front-end and he replied "no reason at all". Now I know I'm going about this the wrong way and should upgrade the source first. But would it really be worth plugging an Ikemi into the back of the Classik? The plan eventually is to get an Ikemi-level front end so I was thinking of getting amplification that would do justice to that now. I don't want to have to sell equipment as part of the next upgrade. Anyone have any comments? Matt PS FWIW, Grahams have said they can't (won't?) do an active demo and of course I'm loathe to buy anything I haven't heard, even from someone of their reputation.