- I don't need much power because I sit close to speakers.
- I want low noise and low distortion at low output power levels because I want to hear quiet details and don't want to hear hiss.
- I want low gain by the amp because I don't want the amp to amplify noise.
- Ideally, I want a logarithmic volume pot instead of linear volume pot. Digital volume control is okay if it works on analogue signal.