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Preamp for my Genelec 8260A Speakers

herculepirate

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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 clutter.
I was thinking for getting a preamp
- Must have an analog inputs and/or phono inputs. USB for computer audio. Streamer if possible
- HDMI input if possible
- Room correction if there is a possibility.
- Equalizer function if possible. Currently adding a bit of bass via my Linux computer.

Must measure well.
 
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herculepirate

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Other than Denon AVR, are there any other AV preamp reviews?
@amirm Speaking about measurements, Does a AV preamp measure differently than a dedicated Sterep preamp
 

Kervel

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Marantz Nr1510 seems to check your requirements at reasonable price. It's has 2.2 preamp outputs, so you'd just ignore the five poweramps. Don't know how well it measures.
 

UNow42

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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 clutter.
I was thinking for getting a preamp
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- Room correction if there is a possibility.
- Equalizer function if possible. Currently adding a bit of bass via my Linux computer.

Must measure well.
Why do you need a room correction? You can use the integrated room correction of the 8260.
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That's one of my 8260 measured in my listening room.
 
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herculepirate

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@UNow42
Absolutely. You are right, I don't need room correction.

I was also looking at all the AV Pre/Pro that were reviewed by ASR and NONE have good measurements.

Am I asking too much? Preamp with...
- HDMI input, Computer Audio USB Input, Digital and Analog inputs
- Basic Equalizer to boost some bass when needed
- MM/MC Phono input.
- MUST MEASURE WELL.

From the list, a $12,000 USD unit measured shit.

hmmmm.....
 

UNow42

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I prefer to use separate spezialized equipment instead of an all-in-one box.
- Analog Preamp (Funk MTX Monitor) for the analog gear including a Musical Fidelity MM/MC phonoamp, tuner, and tape.
- RME ADI-2 Pro FS for computer audio.
 
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