preamplifier

  1. G

    Preamp recommendation with digital streamer and analog phono

    I’m looking for a streaming pre-amp solution that comes with analog Input (RCA). I will be pairing this with purifi based Boxem Amp, feeding into Monitor Audio Silver 300s Towers. My Music Sources : LPs that I play through Music Hall Classic Turntable (this has a built in phono-preamp) and...
  2. Pinox67

    Gryphon Mono Preamplifier by 2R (vintage) Review

    Below is a review of this high-end '90s preamp from a (lucky) friend. BUILD The Mono Preamplifier has an excellent build quality, perfectly in line with the philosophy of this prestigious Danish brand. It is worth mentioning that all Gryphon products are designed and manufactured in Denmark...
  3. heepman

    Audiolab 8300CDQ as DAC and analogue balanced preamp

    Hello, I'm going to simplify my current system, which is built around a laptop with an external audio interface plus lots of different other audio sources and gear (both digital and analogue) - this all is a complete chaos. It looks, like ideally, I would like to get a DAC with extra analogue...
  4. H

    Cheap DAC Preamp that measures well

    Hello My Processor that I use for Home Stereo listening has crapped out and was hoping if there is any suggestions on DAC Preamp - Must have XLR Outs - Must Measure well. - Must have USB DAC option - XLR digital in optional - Must have SPDIF digital in I need a preamp while my Processor is...
  5. ripmixburn

    Comparing ART phono preamps?

    Hi gang, I went to the hassle of making a table that contains the specifications for ART’s various phono preamps. I currently have a Rega Fono Mini A2D with a dead USB port and am looking to replace it. Seeing as these are all under $100 and the DJPRE II did well here, I'm wondering how these...
  6. C

    Amp & Preamp for Revel F328Be

    I just got a pair of Revel F328Be's and am looking for an amp and a separate preamp (integrated DAC would be nice) to pair with them. Only doing stereo, have a sub but probably won't integrate with the system, but I do want the ability to do so. Hoping to spend max $3k on the amp and $2k on a...
  7. S

    Looking for Preamp recommendation under $1500

    Hello, I'm new to audiophile hobby. I am thinking of investing into separate DAC, Preamp and Power amp components. Please recommend me a preamp without inbuilt DAC (since I'll have it separately). Open to try both Tube and Solid state Balanced inputs/outputs are must Prefer HT bypass...
  8. A

    Newbie question. I bought an AVR but I'm not impressed by the sound. If I get a preamp then could I use my AVR solely as a power amp?

    Hey everyone, second post here. I bought a used Denon S540H along with two KEF Q150 speakers, and while the sound is pretty great there is a lot of static noise that is coming through at medium-to-high volumes. I also feel like the sound could be a lot better. Aside from that, I hate the Heos...
  9. dougi

    Little Dot D300 preamplifier measurements

    Little Dot D300 preamplifier measurements I purchased the Little Dot D300 pre through an Australian reseller. It is a hybrid tube/opamp preamp. My use case was to add as a switch/level control for my analog sources (turntable and tuner) that go into the ADC of my RME ADI-2 pro. If it added...
  10. H

    Preamp for my Genelec 8260A Speakers

    I have been running my Genelec 8260a speakers fully digital for the last 10 years. Even when I added a Dual DS460 turntable, I got myself a Behringer DEQ2496 and an input selector to connect to them speakers. Adding anymore devices like a google chromecast or any other device means more...
  11. Pinox67

    Anthem AVM60 Review (a second test)

    Intrigued by Amirm's review of Anthem AVM60 A/V processor and having one unit available, I tried my hand at making quickly some measurements, to see where they fit together or not. I state that these results are very good, even if they are obtained in a less stressful situation. Amirm’s...
  12. K

    Analog mixer (Mackie 802VLZ4) as preamplifier?

    Dear all, first of all I would like to thank you for this forum! I'm going to 'build' my hi-fi system and I'm collecting a lot of important information reading your reviews and followiong some threads. I'm going to setup my system buying some long lasting brick (DAC) and using some stuff I...
  13. S

    FS: Emotiva XSP-1 Gen 2 Preamplifier

    Unit is in perfect working order, also aesthetically in excellent condition. Price: $800 Shipping: US + Canada Contact me with any questions or concerns
  14. R

    Audiocontrol Maestro X9 v Maestro X7

    We'd appreciate some advice as to whether there would be any perceptible differences between the Audiocontrol Maestro X9 and Maestro X7, and whether the extra $3,000 retail, is worth paying for the X9, in the following use case: • The primary use is for a room that will serve as a home-theater...
  15. Aubergine

    Wondering about purchasing a hybrid amplifier

    I recently discovered a hybrid amplifier called thda 500t v.2 made by a company called Taga Harmony costing about 315 dollars for that money it has a lot of features but i wonder if it just might be a bit to good to be true... i have never tried tubes before and thought it might be fun to...
  16. J

    Sybasonic/inLine USB Tube DSD DAC Preamplifier

    Hello community, I found the following USB DAC/ Headphone Amp and would love to hear an expert opinion or even better some measurements about it. (Unfortunately, I couldn't find much information about it.) In Germany this DAC is distributed by inLine...
  17. pma

    Audio Buffer – unity gain link stage/headphone amp with ultimate output drive capability

    Audio Buffer – unity gain link stage/headphone amp with ultimate output drive capability I have been using a similar circuit in measuring instruments for HV tests since 1980's and later decided to use it for audio, for its excellent output drive capabilities. I described the reasons in my web...
  18. C

    Which DAC for preamp use ?

    Hi everyone ! I currently have an Emotiva XPA 3 power amp that I use in Home Cinema on Kef R3. I would like to invest in a prampli / dac, taking usb or coax, having a 12v trigger if possible, and having a great sound! (a small screen displaying the sample rate etc would be top). Format : must...
  19. L

    Need a little help - Bryston BP 26

    Hi, This is Lars from Germany. I am certainly an absolute beginner in terms of understanding measurement results. I am considering buying a used Bryston BP 26 - roughly ten years old. Can someone help me out and explain whether the measurement results for the preamp section (can be found here...
  20. S

    Matching devices - impedance etc

    Hi, I have a newbie doubt on how to go about matching devices. I recently had my chinese DAC die on me due to what i think might be a power fluctuation and i went back to my old Schiit modi multibit, feeding it directly into my tired old receiver being used as the 2.1 amp. Well, the setup...
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