Opinions on tube preamps-Joule Electra, Dehavilland, CJ, etc.



  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,029
    I’ve been poking around, researching these pre-amps over the last few days. I’m semi-smitten, even though I’ve never heard one. I’ve never come across a piece of equipment that is so uniformly praised. And I love the look.

    Hope I’ll be able to find one in good shape before too long.

    Enjoying this thread. :)
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,568
    Dawgfish wrote: »
    ^^Same here!^^ Tried both ways with my LA-100 and the sound to my ears was slightly more natural running in normal polarity. I'm really enjoying this pre. It has exactly the type of sound I like; detailed yet smooth!

    Cool man, glad your diggin' it. Pretty hard to not like the Joule sound imho. They just sound "right", musical, pleasing to the ear, without sounding dull or bloated. Enjoy
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