Premp suggestions

Re: Premp suggestions

Postby gene9p » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:52 pm

I wish........lol
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby ppomerantz » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:02 am

I'm glad no one here suggested the Zesto Andros 1.2 phono that I bought last week on Audiogon. Wouldn't have wanted to bid against any of you guys.

The Zesto is miles above the Sutherland I had previously. Now I just need to figure out what 12AX7 tubes to roll into the Zesto. I'm looking at Fisher Mullards but I feel like a kid who just walked into a candy store for the first time.
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby gene9p » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:33 am

it's beautiful...congrats. A lot went into preparing the stock tubes just as Manley does. You might find them excellent sounding since they are matched and burned in for top performance.
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby Jprod » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:49 pm

Thank for all the suggestions and I have a lot to think about. Right now i am leaning towards giving the chinook a go. However I have decided to let my new cartridge fully "burn in" and I am trying various phono cables to see what i like. I will then enjoy my set up for a while before I tinker again. Sometimes my enthusiasm gets the best of me....
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby gene9p » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:24 am

another Chinook listed for sale..1550 shipped

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

Postby Jprod » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:36 pm

Thanks Gene but I just ordered a wyred4sound stp- se preamp. Should get it next week to replace my parasound p5.
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby gene9p » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:52 pm

I do not believe it has a phono input...you are still going to need one.
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby Jprod » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:58 pm

I have one - graham slee accession
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby JimTimP » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:54 pm

I kinda hate to put this out there, because I've been hemmin-and-hawwin about getting it. Recently, I've decided to go another way. But Soundstage has had a Manley Chinook out there on it's demo list for a while as an open box:

https://www.soundstagedirect.com/manley ... ment.shtml

Sub $2K, but it's been out there for a few months, so maybe Jay will make you "a deal- deal" (one of my favorite movies).
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Re: Premp suggestions

Postby Jprod » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:32 pm

May I ask why I should trade in my graham slee accession ( their flagship) for a chinook? I actually emailed Mr Fremmer this very same question and he said to keep the accession because it would not be much of an upgrade
I’m interested in your perspective.
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