Premp suggestions

Re: Premp suggestions

Postby gene9p » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:13 pm

The Chinook made a very noticeable difference. Imo you should definitely try one. It's a keeper.
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby mreeter » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:22 pm

Jprod wrote:I just bought the vpi prime and am thinking about whether or not to upgrade the preamp section of my set up. I currently have a parasound p5 preamp, parasound a21 amp , and ascend acoustics tower speakers with a graham slee accession phono stage.

i was thinking about introducing tubes into my system and started to look at the prima luna line. Any thoughts from anyone in the know about their preamps and how it compares to my solid state p5?

if I do this it will be a few months off but trying to get some preliminary info.
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If you are thinking about a Linestage Preamp, and not a Phono Preamp, I would recommend a Modwright LS100.

Has a Tube rectified Power Supply and a simple circuit that only requires two 6SN7's for the output.

Im quite happy with mine.
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby Brf » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:41 pm

You can can kill two birds with one stone....Manley Steelhead.
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby Bill Stevenson » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:54 pm

Conrad Johnson. It just sounds right.
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby Jprod » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:48 pm

Brf wrote:You can can kill two birds with one stone....Manley Steelhead.


Sure thing....and once my accountant wife gets the bill for 8k, do you have a spare room for me and my audio gear ? ;)
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby VinBob » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:14 am

Jprod wrote:
Brf wrote:You can can kill two birds with one stone....Manley Steelhead.


Sure thing....and once my accountant wife gets the bill for 8k, do you have a spare room for me and my audio gear ? ;)


Priceless!!! :lol:
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby babybird » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:07 am

My suggestion is the Tubes4HiFi PH16. If you're not up to the task of building this kit yourself you can have Roy Mottram do it for you, and if you're using a MC cartridge he can also add in a Lunhdahl SUT. Roll some better tubes than the stock tubes and you'll be in audio bliss.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby gene9p » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:55 pm

this Parasound JC3 is gonna go real fast at 1500

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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby gene9p » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:36 am

and another interesting pre amp....from McIntosh..so many choices..lol

http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/6493 ... no-preamp/
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby Jprod » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:48 am

Gene--you getting commission on these ? ;)
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